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What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

Depends: Probably little if any increased risk if your mom didn't have uterine or colon cancer. If she had uterine ca diagnosed <45 yrs of age there's increased risk. Roughly 2% of newly diagnosed uterine ca patients have mutation for lynch syndrome which is inherited condition with a high risk for colon ca. The symptom to be aware of is post-menopausal bleeding. This should always be checked by your md. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the best birth control for women who have uterine cancer in their family history?

What is the best birth control for women who have uterine cancer in their family history?

IUD: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally to the uterus and helps prevent endometrial hyperplasia. There are many types of uterine cancer and you will need to discuss with your doctor your risks based on the type that runs in your family. ...Read more

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Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.

Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.

Calcifications: Whether or not calcifications need to be biopsied primarily depends on their size, shape, and distribution. If they are typically benign based on those criteria, biopsy is usually not indicated. "Sub centimeter" axillary lymph nodes are normal findings. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Hygiene: Clean clean and clean again, good hygiene, frequent change of cloths , bath if incontinent ( foley catheter if needed). ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer even after taking tamoxifen?

Can you get uterine cancer even after taking tamoxifen?

Yes: Tamoxifen is used in the treatment of breast cancer. One of its risks is a 1 percent chance of uterine cancer. You should be checked periodically by a gynecologist and if any vaginal bleeding when on tamoxifen may need a uterine biopsy and likely discontinuing the tamoxifen. Your oncologist should guide you. ...Read more

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Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Usually very curable: Most uterine cancers are very curable with a hysterectomy plus or minus a course of radiation therapy depending upon the stage of the cancer. You cannot catch it from her. ...Read more

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Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer? .

Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer?

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It : It would be extremely rare to have uterine cancer. Other possibilities such as hormonal imbalance is a far more common possibility. Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths in the uterus that cause bleeding. Checking in with your gynecologist or family practitioner for a complete evaluation is the best decision. ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it. Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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I have cervical and uterine cancer. Should I get a partial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

I have cervical and uterine cancer. Should I get a partial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

Cancer: Make sure you see a gyn oncologyst. They are really trained, and will tell you exactly what you need. Cervica cancer early stages can be treated with surgery. More advance stages require only radiation as treatment. So make sure you see a specialist dealing only with cancer in the genital area. ...Read more

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I've had uterine cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

I've had uterine cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

Maybe: A recent study showed that only 4% of women with uterine ca had a colon polyp at the time of their hysterectomy. Colon ca is even less related to cevical cancer. But several families (lynch syndrome) have hereditary colon polyps, uterine cancer, and breast cancer. See a doc if you have this type of family history. And you still need a colonoscopy at age 50, as we are all at risk as we get older. ...Read more

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What causes uterine cancer?

What causes uterine cancer?

Cause of cancer: is something very much debated about by experts. Focus on overall health and a good relationship w/your doctor so that you can be monitored and treated early if needed. It is generally agreed that cancer cells love sugar and dislike oxygen so lifestyles to keep that in my can be helpful for overall health. Peace and good health. Genes are a factor but not the whole picture. ...Read more

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Can you die from uterine cancer?

Can you die from uterine cancer?

It's possible: As with any cancer your risk of dying from it is related to many things including the stage of the cancer. Typically the higher the stage the higher the chances of dying from cancer. Stage is made up of 3 things: the local extent of the disease (t), whether there are regional lymph nodes involved (n), and whether there is any distant involvement of disease (m). ...Read more

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How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

Biopsy: Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more