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Doctor insights on: What Does Cancer Look Like In The Uterus By Ultrasound

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I am 59 years old. I just had a ultrasound it showed thickened uterus 11mm and fibrous (sp). I have no bleeding no pain. Is this cancer?

I am 59 years old. I just had a ultrasound it showed thickened uterus 11mm and fibrous (sp). I have no bleeding no pain. Is this cancer?

Your Gynecologist ca: You should seek further help from your gynecologist. The question I have is why you had the ultrasound done in the first place? Thickening of the uterine lining can be benign but it needs to be moitored for further change in next 3 to 6 months. This can be done with a repeat ultrasound. If the thickness increases further, then an endometrial biopsy may provide the answers to the cause.

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs. This will detect abnormalities in uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and vagina. Transvaginal means through the vagina. It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer

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Ultrasound showed the wall of my uterus is thick, uterus is enlarged, and fibroids. Heavy/bad periods every 3 mos. Lasting over a month. Cancer odds?

Ultrasound showed the wall of my uterus is thick, uterus is enlarged, and fibroids. Heavy/bad periods every 3 mos. Lasting over a month. Cancer odds?

If u have thick endo: Endometrium, it depends how thick at your age if it measures over 10 mm u need a hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy that I do in office and then u will know whether u have normal tissue, endometrial pre- cancer called hyperplasia or less commonly endometrial cancer- hopefully not.

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Mom is 68 she does yearly gyn Tests, dr found polyp on the uterus with abdo ultrasound and he asked to be removed and sent 2biopsy. Chances be cancer?

Mom is 68 she does yearly gyn Tests, dr found polyp on the uterus with abdo ultrasound and he asked to be removed and sent 2biopsy. Chances be cancer?

I recommend seeing: What the biopsy path reports says - rather than asking for guesses by unknown physicians on a general health education site.

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I am am not ovulating and doc did sonogram and noticed my uterus was almost 13 mm thick. This was a few days before my period. Can this mean cancer?

I am am not ovulating and doc did sonogram and noticed my uterus was almost 13 mm thick. This was a few days before my period. Can this mean cancer?

What did s/he say?: After a sonogram - or any medical test - you must f/u with the Doctor who ordered the test, to get thorough results about your personal test results.

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What does a normal uterus look like on a transabdominal ultrasound?

What does a normal uterus look like on a transabdominal ultrasound?

Look here: Look here at transvaginal us image of the uterus: http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ultrasound-images. Html. The uterus is generally harder to visualize in its complete extent on transabdominal images, but this is a close approximation of what is seen in transabdominal ultrasound (transvaginal is the better of the two).

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What does a normal uterus ultrasound look like?

What does a normal uterus ultrasound look like?

The same throughout: The entire uterus would look the same with out any fibroid s which would look like balls. Also the lining would be thin without any masses.

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Uterine lining 6mm thick 6 mos. Ago & Dr. Monitored. Did another ultrasound & now 9mm thick & will do D&C. Could cancer develop in that amount of time?

Uterine lining 6mm thick 6 mos. Ago & Dr. Monitored. Did another ultrasound & now 9mm thick & will do D&C. Could cancer develop in that amount of time?

Biopsy will tell: There are several causes of a thickened urterine lining: Hyperplasiis, polyps, horomonal (estrogen excess) can also cause a thicker uterine liniing. A D&C and a pathologist reading of your biopsy will reveal what the cause is. Cancers themselves can be either slow or fast growing but the process begins long before it is noted. No need to speculate - await th epatholgoist report.

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Can an ultrasound detect ovarian cancer or uterine cancer?

Ovarian/uterine CA: Ultrasound can detect ovarian mass and abnormal thickening of the uterine lining which may suggest uterine ca in the right clinical setting. May need further imaging and /or intervention if there are suspicious findings on ultrasound.

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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.

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Mammogram shows macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Have a family history of bc and uterine cancer. Is biopsy needed for further evaluation?

Mammogram shows macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Have a family history of bc and uterine cancer. Is biopsy needed for further evaluation?

More info: Is needed. Whether or not calcifications need to be biopsied depends on their size, shape, and distribution. If they are typically benign by those criteria, they don't need to be biopsied.

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Is uterine cancer can be diagnosed with ultrasound test?

Is uterine cancer can be diagnosed with ultrasound test?

Sometimes.: An ultrasound can sometimes detect cancer in the uterus (or a tumor or mass). But, typically a biopsy (usually and dilation and curettage, a d;c) is needed to get tissue for a diagnosis of cancer.

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Dr saw thickening of uterine lining 5 mos. Ago. Had recheck ultrasound & lining is 9 mm with fluid. Having biopsy & really scared it's cancer.?

Dr saw thickening of uterine lining 5 mos. Ago. Had recheck ultrasound & lining is 9 mm with fluid. Having biopsy & really scared it's cancer.?

Its possible: 14% of patients who present with postmenopausal bleeding will have endometrial cancer so an endometrial biopsy is warranted. The most recent recommendation is that a thickness of <3mm be used as the cutoff for excluding endometrial cancer. Of course, with your being 9mm, evaluation is absolutely necessary. However, there is no need for panic. There is an 86% chance that your biopsy will be benign.

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Stg4 uterine cancer. Mom expird. How to fnd dis cancer in stg 1? any screening or periodical mri. Ct and ultrasound will hlp diagnose d same in stg 1?

Stg4 uterine cancer. Mom expird. How to fnd dis cancer in stg 1? any screening or periodical mri. Ct and ultrasound will hlp diagnose d same in stg 1?

US screening: In certain situations the incidence of uterine Ca is high and as such screened for. When breast Ca patient in Tamoxifen which acts as an antiestrogen in breast, it acts as an estrogen on the uterus and screening for uterine Ca performed periodically with US. When lining thickens then uterine endometrial scrapings performed to RO malignant transformation.

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If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

Not neccessarily: Transvaginal ultrasound does not evaluate the lymph nodes in the abdomen (iliac and paraaortic) nor the upper abdomen. So if the cancer has spread to any of these places (or lungs), it will not be seen on transvaginal ultrasound.

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Hi, pelvic ultrasound showed a patch in the uterine wall approx. 8x16cm, 2, 06 cm thick. Doctor's guess was hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Hi, pelvic ultrasound showed a patch in the uterine wall approx. 8x16cm, 2, 06 cm thick. Doctor's guess was hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Most likely not...: Most uterine masses in women in your age category are benign growths also known as leiomyomas or fibroids. These can often result in abnormal bleeding, infertility and less commonly pain; however, they are inherently not malignant nor precursors to cancer. It has a characteristic appearance on ultrasound but a biopsy should be performed if there is any suspicion or if you have any risk factors.

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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


Uterus (Definition)

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