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What does it mean to have endometrial cancer and how is it linked to obesity?

What does it mean to have endometrial cancer and how is it linked to obesity?

Yes: Endometrial cancer is an estrogen sensitive cancer and grows faster when estrogen is present within the body. When one is overweight, the extra fat cells produce extra estrogen, resulting in an increase in stimulation of endometrial cancer if present. ...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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If someone is diagnosed with endometrial cancer stage 3B, could they live longer with it if they lost weight and weren't obese anymore?

If someone is diagnosed with endometrial cancer stage 3B, could they live longer with it if they lost weight and weren't obese anymore?

Losing weight can: help decrease complications associated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment associated with the cancer treatment. But for the cancer itself losing weight won't offer any additional benefits. Good luck and God bless the patient. ...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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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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How serious is endometrial cancer in women?

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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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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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 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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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...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