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What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

Endometrial Hyperpla: Endometrial hyperplasia is typically seen in older, peri- or post-menopausal women, and consists of a thickening of the endometrial lining due to excess estrogen effect. Ordinary hyperplasia, for a short period of time is minimally dangerous as far as cancer, but prolonged hyperplasia - for many months can result in "atypical hyperplasia, " which increases the risk. If concerned, consult your gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Is endometrial hyperplasia the same thing as endometrial cancer?

Is endometrial hyperplasia the same thing as endometrial cancer?

No: They are different. Endometrial hyperplasia is the precursor lesion to endometrial (uterine) cancer. It is possible to slow or reverse this process with Progesterone therapy. But without therapy it can progress to cancer. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. [14]) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years. ...Read more

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How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

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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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Bleeding: The most common presenting symptom of endometrial cancer is post-menopausal bleeding. It this happens you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between endometrial cancer & uterine cancer?

Is there a difference between endometrial cancer & uterine cancer?

Almost synonymous: Uterine cancers are endometrial origin , they are endometrial cancers , some times broader term , uterine cancer is used to include cancers like ca of tubes, sarcomas ( which is mesothelial origin not ectodermal cancer ) , other uterine structures . Physicians use cell specific term , so use the term endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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I'm worried I had endometrial hyperplasia before getting pregnant 5 months ago.Never tested for it, but would it be cancer by the time baby is born?

I'm worried I had endometrial hyperplasia before getting pregnant 5 months ago.Never tested for it, but would it be cancer by the time baby is born?

A lot of supposition: Without confirming endometrial hyperplasia by biopsy, it is suppositional as to whether it could go on to cancer or not. The endometrium decidualizes during pregnancy in response to the hormone progesterone which tends to block estrogen dependent endometrial hyperplasia from progressing. ...Read more

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Endometrial hyperplasia can lead to cancer, really?

Endometrial hyperplasia can lead to cancer, really?

It's a indicator: Endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of the uterus lining) means that the uterus is being exposed to continuous estrogen, which is a risk factor for endometrial cancer. So it indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of cancer, and it can also allow an early cancer to hide more easily. Atypical hyperplasia means overgrowth of abnormal cells and an even higher risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Possibly: Fibroids are benign growths of uterine muscle and are not cancerous. Rarely, a fast growing fibroid may in fact be a sarcoma or a cancer. A uterine polyp (like a skin tag in the uterus) can be totally benign or may house hyperlastic cells. Endometrial hyperplasia with atypical cells is considered precancerous and should be treated. Bleeding after menopause should always be evaluated. ...Read more

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Are either fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Yes: A polyp can be cancerous or precancerous. The exact chance of that depends on several factors including age, genetics and other medical problems. Hyperplasia has a significant risk of becoming cancer depending on whether there is atypia or not. In general fibroids are not cancerous. But some woman can develop certain types of uterine cancer that look like fibroids. ...Read more

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How can d and c biopsy show uterine cancer and then hysterectomy pathology complex hyperplasia atypic? How can I be told I have cancer when I don't?

How can d and c biopsy show uterine cancer and then hysterectomy pathology complex hyperplasia atypic? How can I be told I have cancer when I don't?

Talk to pathologist: There is more than one likely explanation. A superficial cancer may have been scrapped away by D&C not leaving any recognizable cancer, even though it is there in an occult form. It is also possible that there was an error in reading the D&C tissue. It would be prudent for and your doctor to talk to the pathologist who examined the tissues. ...Read more

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If progesterone cream stopped uterine bleeding, does that rule out endometrial hyperplasia? Thank you!

If progesterone cream stopped uterine bleeding, does that rule out endometrial hyperplasia? Thank you!

Yes: i found a study that showed vaginal cream containing 100 mg of natural micronized progesterone reversed endometrial hyperplasia. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If I have a uterine polyp and endometrial hyperplasia, wouldn't hysteroscopy be better than pipelle biopsy?

If I have a uterine polyp and endometrial hyperplasia, wouldn't hysteroscopy be better than pipelle biopsy?

Yes and no, ...: For treatment yes, for diagnosis no. This is a generalization and you should really discuss this question with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Transab ultrasound13mm uterine stripe, endometrial hyperplasia. I'm 36. Always had normal cycles, 2 months had heavier bleeding for first 2 days but normal cycle again. Do i need to do anything?

Transab ultrasound13mm uterine stripe, endometrial hyperplasia.  I'm 36.  Always had normal cycles, 2 months had heavier bleeding for first 2 days but normal cycle again.  Do i need to do anything?

See Doctor: Endometrial hyperplasia needs further treatment. It is important to follow up with your doctor. There are different kinds of hypoerplasia and treatment ranges from observation to medication to surgery. Make a follow up appointment to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does endometrial hyperplasia typically present with an enlarged uterus?

Does endometrial hyperplasia typically present with an enlarged uterus?

Not usually: It is possible but uncommon for hyperplasia to present as an enlarged uterus. Most commonly, endometrial hyperplasia presents with irregular/heavy periods or postmenopausal bleeding (bleeding after menopause). ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer ...Read more

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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

How does uterine cancer affect your body?

Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

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