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What is endometrial cancer?

What is endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is a malignant change in the lining in the uterus. ...Read more

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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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after a hysterectomy.

If at the time of hysterectomy there is no disease outside of the uterus, long term cure is possible. If there is disease outside of the uterus at the time of diagnosis, long term cure is rare. ...Read more

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Is endometrial cancer hereditary?

Is endometrial cancer hereditary?

It can: Most if female organs cancer could be inherited breast, ovaries, uterine, cervical ...Read more

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How is endometrial cancer treated?

How is endometrial cancer treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is first treated with surgery. This surgery will give results that will help determine the final stage of your cancer. Based on this and other information from your pathology report radiation and or chemotherapy may be recommended following surgery. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer be found early?

Can endometrial cancer be found early?

Yes: Typically, endometrial cancer develops through a series of precancer stages. And, typically these early stages are signaled by abnormal bleeding. If you are over the age of 35, see your doctor, and have a biopsy of the lining of the uterus...This is the best way of of finding precancer before it turns into cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's usually detected by endometrial biopsy or d&c. Hysterectomy is the usual treatment in early stages and has a high success rate. ...Read more

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Do we know what causes endometrial cancer?

Do we know what causes endometrial cancer?

Many factors: The risk of endometrial cancer is increased by obesity, diabetes, and persistently high estrogen levels, such as may occur with a condition like polycystic ovaries. Genetics also plays a role, especially with lynch syndrome which increases colon, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. Use of oral contraceptives or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can decrease the risk of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get endometrial cancer?

Do a lot of people get endometrial cancer?

1 in 38: A woman in the US has a 1 in 38 chance of getting uterine cancer during her lifetime. ...Read more

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How serious is endometrial cancer in women?

Serious: Any cancer is a serious issue. The outcome depends on the stage and type of cancer. It is not feasible to provide a more informed answer without knowing the details of the type of tumor, stage of tumor and the general health of the patient. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

Endometrial Cancer: It is a cancer of the lining of the womb. It is more common the older you get and presents with bleeding after menopause. There are risk factors for this problem but most come down to any condition that has unopposed estrogen to the lining of the womb. There are hereditary factors also. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

Irregular bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after menopause
prolonged periods or bleeding between periods
an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina
pelvic pain, pain during intercourse,
anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: It is not clear what you mean by randomly? But endometrial cancer may arise without specific warning signs. ...Read more

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Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: Even common endometrial adenocarcinoma, for which risk-factors (genetic and environmental) are well-known, can pop up in most any grown woman at any time. Much is simply dumb luck -- which genes just happened to get hit. ...Read more

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Do you have information on endometrial cancer?

Do you have information on endometrial cancer?

Two major types: There are two major types with different behaviors. In general endometrial cancer is treatable with surgery. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for endometrial cancer?

What are the risk factors for endometrial cancer?

Read below: Endometrial cancer presents as spotting/bleeding in between periods, heavy periods, and postmenopausal bleeding. Risk factors include: obesity, early age of menstruation, late age of menopause, never having carried a pregnancy (nulliparous women), ovarian disease that leads to an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, tamoxifen use, and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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How quickly does grade 1 endometrial cancer spread?

How quickly does grade 1 endometrial cancer spread?

Quickly enough: The key is that there must be no delay in definitive treatment. Both grade -- how aggressive the pathologist says the tumor looks -- and stage -- how far it has already spread to the best of our knowledge -- are important. Grade 1's can smolder for months or years but it needs to be addressed now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be 19 and have endometrial cancer?

Unlikely: Possible is a hard question to answer. It is a rare as hens teeth at that age. ...Read more

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What puts you at risk for getting endometrial cancer?

What puts you at risk for getting endometrial cancer?

Several: Common endometrial carcinoma has been related to unopposed estrogen, as in obesity, the presence of an estrogen-producing ovarian or other tumor, also to early menarche, never having been a mother, older age, and a hereditary mutation (hnpcc) that also produces colon cancers without polyps. Even if you are not at extra risk, any abnormal bleeding needs a physician's attention. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a recurrent endometrial cancer?

What are the symptoms of a recurrent endometrial cancer?

Vaginal Bleeding: Usually the symptoms of recurrent endometrial cancer are vaginal bleeding or lower abdominal/pelvic pain and discomfort. But, many recurrent endometrial cancers are discovered on routine follow-up pelvic exams.

See your physician. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do for endometrial cancer at home?

No: Endometrial cancer is best treated by knowledgeable health care professionals such as a ob-gyn or gyn oncologist depending on the stage of the cancer. ...Read more

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Should I follow a special diet if I have endometrial cancer?

Should I follow a special diet if I have endometrial cancer?

No: Unless you have side effects of chemo, no need to change diet has been recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Endometrial cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Endometrial cancer?

Ca of Uterine Lining: The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to surrounding tissues. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

Abnormal discharge.: Abnormal vaginal discharge (90% of patients), abnormal vaginal bleeding (80% of patients), and leukorrhea (a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge, 10% of patients) are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you experience this symptoms if you have endometrial cancer?

Can you experience this symptoms if you have endometrial cancer?

Abnormal bleeding...: The most common symptom of uterine cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. It may start as a watery, blood-streaked flow that gradually contains more blood. After menopause, any vaginal bleeding is abnormal.

Common symptoms of uterine cancer:
abnormal vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
pain or difficulty when emptying the bladder
pain during sex
pain in the pelvic area. ...Read more

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How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

Varies: Endometrial cancer is usually a slower growing tumor, but once detected, it should be treated promptly for best outcome. ...Read more

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Help, what symptom to look for if diagnosed with endometrial cancer?

Help, what symptom to look for if diagnosed with endometrial cancer?

Bleeding: 50% patients have abnormal bleeding or spotting, some patients present with pelvic pain. If you suspect it then you need to see your gynecologist for a full exam. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have endometrial cancer what are the major symptoms?

Bleeding, pain: Bleeding, pain, vaginal discharge, particularly bleeding after menopause, should prompt you to be seen. An endometrial biopsy can discern if there is cancer. ...Read more

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Why do some people experience pain with endometrial cancer while others don't?

Why do some people experience pain with endometrial cancer while others don't?

Extent of disease: One possibility is related to the extent of the patient's disease. While most women are diagnosed with early stage disease some women have more advanced disease that could potentially result in a woman experiencing pain. ...Read more

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In an older woman, where does endometrial cancer typically spread in the body?

Lymph nodes: Endometrial cancer typically spreads first by invading the muscle wall of the uterus, and then spreading through the lymph system to the nearby lymph nodes in the pelvis. Spread outside the uterus is relatively rare in most forms of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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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


Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to ...Read more