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What is cancer of the uterus--the muscle or lining?

What is cancer of the uterus--the muscle or lining?

Mostly the lining: Vast majority of the cancers of uterus arise from the lining of the uterus, be that cervix or the body of the uterus. Benign tumors of the muscle, leiomyomas/fibroids, are common, but cancer of the muscle, leiomyosarcoma is uncommon. ...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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What does cancer in the uterus feel like?

What does cancer in the uterus feel like?

Swelling or bleeding: It can have many symptoms - bleeding after menopause, abdominal swelling, or a feeling of heaviness are the most common. If you are suspicious, you should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can cancer of the uterus be cured?

Can cancer of the uterus be cured?

Yes: If detected early a hysterectomy will remove the cancer and cure the patient. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

Should I be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

If you're at risk: You should be concerned if you have significant risk for uterine cancer that will include- excessive unopposed estogen therapy, on tamoxifen or other estrogen replacement, obesity, never pregnant, history of breast cancer, familial cancer such as breast/ovarian sydnrome, familial colon cancer etc. Recommend to have annual papsmear, regular f/u and further discussion with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Should women be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

Should women be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

Endometrial cancer: A woman with any of the following risk factors should be concerned about endometrial cancer: obesity, type ii diabetes, oral estrogen without progesterone, family history. ...Read more

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My mother had cancer of the uterus Does this affect her daughter. Is uterine infections and lead to cancer?

My mother had cancer of the uterus Does this affect her daughter. Is uterine infections and lead to cancer?

No: This has no real familial tendency. Cancer of the uterine cervix is usually caused by HPV, a subtle infection, and can be prevented by early detection of the premalignant state by pap smears. Cancer of the endometrium is unrelated to any known infection. Some other rare cancers are seldom familial. Thanks for asking. Best wishes to all of you. ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus ?

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus ?

Yes: Tamoxifen has been shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer, not unlike estrogen replacement therapy, with an incidence of ~1:500. However, this is almost-always caught at its earliest stage, with very high cure rates. If you compare the benefit of tamoxifen for either treating or preventing breast cancer compared to this risk, the benefit far outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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Does having cancer of the uterus or cervix cause burning in vagina and low back pain? Thank you....

Does having cancer of the uterus or cervix cause burning in vagina and low back pain?
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Yes , late stages: Stop worrying , go and visit your gyn doctor and get a pap smear done, remember early detection is the answer for cure, early curable stages will have stages no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Maybe: There is a slight increased risk of endometrial cancer of 1 in 500 chance reported. The benefits of tamoxifen in treatment of breast cancer is much higher than the risk of endometrial cancer. Ask your oncologist and ob-gyn how best to follow or watch for this potential risk. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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