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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...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 do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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Could painful periods mean ovarian cancer? Is it possible for painful periods with a lot of cramping to indicate ovarian cancer? .

Could painful periods mean ovarian cancer? Is it possible for painful periods with a lot of cramping to indicate ovarian cancer?

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Unlikely: Unfortunately, most ovarian cancers don't have symptoms. If they do, it is usually vague abdominal discomfort, bloating, getting full early. Most ovarian cancers happen after the menopause. However, some young women with certain ovarian cancers can present with pain. So if you are concerned, you need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is a sub endometrial cyst possibly cancer? What does it mean to have this kind of cyst?

Is a sub endometrial cyst possibly cancer?  What does it mean to have this kind of cyst?

Not clear: The term subendometrial cyst is not a typical medical term we use. It sounds like this was something from an ultrasound report. Without more information we can not comment. I would contact the doctor who describes the cyst in this way and ask for more clarification. Endometrial cancer in a 23 year old is highly unlikely. ...Read more

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I am 54 with atypical grandular on abnormal pap does this mean it could be cancer or ovanian cancer could you try to answer this scared .

I am 54 with atypical grandular on abnormal pap  does this mean it could be cancer or ovanian cancer could you try to answer this scared .

Concerning: This is relatively common and while you are wise to be concerned, if there is no visible lesion this is probably going to be manageable. Your next step will probably involve getting tissue for diagnosis, followed perhaps by some curative therapy if indicated. I admire your proactive approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

Stage 4 Uterine CA: Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I came out with an abnormal pap smear? And is bad can it mean that I have some type of infection or anything more serious?

What does it mean if I came out with an abnormal pap smear? And is bad can it mean that I have some type of infection or anything more serious?

Cannot say: Am abnormal pap smear can mean anything from a reactive change to cancer. Without a diagnosis or more information it is impossible to say what 'abnormal' means in this case. See your provider for more information of what your result means for you. ...Read more

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What is an endometrial mass? Fibroid or polyp? Bad? Have spotting between period too. Is this symptom?

What is an endometrial mass? Fibroid or polyp?  Bad?  Have spotting between period too. Is this symptom?

Spotting with either: Hi Lexa, An endometrial mass is any structure seen in the uterine cavity. A fibroid is a growth from the uterine muscle. This is covered by the lining cells of the uterus. A polyp is a growth of the lining cells of the uterus not associated with the muscle layer of the uterus. This is not a dangerous finding but one that is easily treated. The spotting that you experienced is a common symptom ...Read more

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Birads of 0 with no signs or symptoms of cancer mammogram.What does this exactly mean can it be cancer? Or just needs a better look at a certain part?

Birads of 0 with no signs or symptoms of cancer mammogram.What does this exactly mean can it be cancer? Or just needs a better look at a certain part?

Birads 0: This radiology finding means the radiologist wants to compare your current study to any prior studies, or that additional radiology testing may be indicated. See this site: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-mammo-report. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of cervical cancer and how quickly can it spread? I know sexual discomfort can be a symptom, but what exactly does that mean?

What are common symptoms of cervical cancer and how quickly can it spread? I know sexual discomfort can be a symptom, but what exactly does that mean?

Irregular vaginal bl: Vaginal bleeding other times than the monthly period is an early symptom of cervix cancer. Pain or discomfort are not early symptoms. But cervix caner is relatively slow growing and easy to detect if you are alert to any new vaginal symptoms especially unexpected bleeding or vaginal discharge. Bleeding after sexual intercourse can be a ealy clue. ...Read more

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Is it possible that not having a period to be a sign of cervical cancer?

Is it possible that not having a period to be a sign of cervical cancer?

Should not be: That has nothing to do with that, signs would be an abnormal pap or bleeding in between periods or bleeding after intercourse the latter 2 are non specific though, the best way to diagnose is with pap and then cervical biopsy or leep cone if necessary if you are worried please see your gyn at 47 u can start to skip periods due to peri-menopasue. ...Read more

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Is the diagnosis for Follicular Lymphoma in situ mean I actually have this cancer or could it possibly mean several different things?

Is the diagnosis for Follicular Lymphoma in situ mean I actually have this cancer or could it possibly mean several different things?

Maybe lymphoma: another way to say this is transformation of the germinal centers which is a pre-lymphoma which can lead to follicular lymphoma which are an indolent low-grade tumors. I don't know any treatment or particular diet you can do to treat this at this stage you just have to wait and follow the lymph node size and be ready for another biopsy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have leiomyosarcoma of the uterus?

What does it mean to have leiomyosarcoma of the uterus?

Uterine cancer: Unfortunately, leiomyosarcoma is a form of uterine cancer defined by the specific types of cells seen at the microscopic level. This is different from leiomyomas which are benign and commonly referred to as fibroids. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a stages of neuroblastoma?

What does it mean to have a stages of neuroblastoma?

It is for treatment: Cancers are given stages to help with prognosis and treatment . Low stage numbers are better than higher numbers in general. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a woman to have ovarian failure?

What does it mean for a woman to have ovarian failure?

No Hormones: The average woman goes through menopause at age 51 meaning there are no more eggs to make hormones. Some women enter menopause earlier, but when it occurs before age 40 it is very abnormal and called premature ovarian failure. It requires a special workup and important treatment for health reasons. A reproductive endocrinologist can help. It affects your bones, your fertility, heart, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a large friable polyp? I have a family history of colon cancer and have to wait 2 weeks for the results.

What does it mean to have a large friable polyp?  I have a family history of colon cancer and have to wait 2 weeks for the results.

Patience: Waiting for test results can be torcher. Usually it takes 3-4 days for the pathologist to prepare the speciman and then evaluate, although different labs can vary in their time. A larger polyp would be concerning but the friability of the polyp would not change the potential diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to my flow to have a very thickened lining of the endometrium?

What does it mean to my flow to have a very thickened lining of the endometrium?

Probably nothing: If periods are persistently heavy, it may be reasonable to hysteroscope and check for polyps. ...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. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Bleeding (Definition)

Irregular bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual bleeding is not in a similar pattern each month. She may have spotting between menstrual periods, or have light periods alternating ...Read more