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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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Endometrial Cancer. Endometrial biopsy normal, lining is at 15. What does this mean?

Endometrial Cancer.  Endometrial biopsy normal, lining is at 15.  What does this mean?

I don't: understand: do you have endometrial cancer? Then the lining and the biopsy are irrelevant. Are you be tested for endometrial CA? The normal biopsy is reassuring, the thickness is not specific. Glad to give a better answer if you clarify what you are asking. ...Read more

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I am 250 pounds (obese) and have PCOS (12 years) I have abnormal uterine bleeding. I'm scared I have endometrial cancer. What are my chances? I'm 26 y

I am 250 pounds (obese) and have PCOS (12 years) I have abnormal uterine bleeding. I'm scared I have endometrial cancer. What are my chances? I'm 26 y

Yu need regular Doct: With problems like you are having, you will need a regular doctor either a medical (PCP) or a gynecologist who can check you and monitor you at regular intervals. It is quite easy to detect Endometrial(uterine ) Cancer with an Ultrasound of the Uterus. What you should also be doing is to cut down on your energy intake(Food) so that you can lose weight which will greatly help to keep you healthy. ...Read more

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I'm 26 yrs old. Have PCOS since 13 and I'm obese. I have uterine bleeding and spotting since January every 2 weeks. Is it endometrial cancer?

I'm 26 yrs old. Have PCOS since 13 and I'm obese. I have uterine bleeding and spotting since January every 2 weeks. Is it endometrial cancer?

Bleeding/spotting: It is unlikely to be cancer but you must go as soon as possible to a Gynecologist to confirm you don't have cancer and you will be given treatment for bleeding and spotting. Please let me know how things go. ...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

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How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is standardly treated with surgery first. The surgery helps determine a patients stage. Based on their stage and features on their pathology report from their surgery they may be recommended to have further treatment with either chemotherapy and or radiation. ...Read more

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Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Estrogen-progesteron: It's the relationship between estrogen levels and Progesterone levels that are important. Too much estrogen not balanced properly by Progesterone can increase risk of endometrial cancer. This can be either too much estrogen or not enough progesterone. ...Read more

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What's the most common treatment for endometrial cancer?

What's the most common treatment for endometrial cancer?

Surgery: If it can be respected, then take it out. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapy may be needed. If there is >50% myometrial involvement, then radiation therapy is indicated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does endometrial cancer metastasis tend to show patterns?

Does endometrial cancer metastasis tend to show patterns?

Yes: Endometrial cancer does tend to metastasize in specific patterns. Distant metastases include lung, liver, lymph nodes, brain and vagina. For more information see the following link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometrial cancer?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometrial cancer?

Certain doctors do: Typically patients with endometrial cancer will be seen by a gynecological oncologist or a medical oncologist. Surgery should always be done by a gyn oncologist. If there is a need for chemotherapy that can be done by either the gyn onc or med onc depending on where the patient is being treated. If radiation is needed a radiation oncologist would do e treatment. ...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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more