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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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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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How long does a person live with endometrial cancer with metastasis to the lymph node? Can it still be cured? Chances ?On chemotheraphy and radiation

How long does a person live with endometrial cancer with metastasis to the lymph node? Can it still be cured? Chances ?On chemotheraphy and radiation

Not hopeless: Common endometrial adenocarcinoma that's made it to a lymph node is stage iiic1 or higher, but the odds of five year survival are given at 15% or better. Don't give up. ...Read more

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Can you die from uterine cancer?

Can you die from uterine cancer?

It's possible: As with any cancer your risk of dying from it is related to many things including the stage of the cancer. Typically the higher the stage the higher the chances of dying from cancer. Stage is made up of 3 things: the local extent of the disease (t), whether there are regional lymph nodes involved (n), and whether there is any distant involvement of disease (m). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of uterine cancer?

What are symptoms of uterine cancer?

Abnormal bleeding: Postmenopausal bleeding is the most common symptom. But other symptoms like abdominal pain or back pain can also be present, especially when the cancer is more advanced. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of uterine cancer?

What are the symptoms of uterine cancer?

Irregular bleeding: May be asymptotic. Symptoms include, vaginal bleeding after menopause, prolonged periods or bleeding between periods an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of uterine cancer?

What is the prognosis of uterine cancer?

Depends on stage: Early stage disease has excellent prognosis.

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Please describe the uterine cancer mortality rates in the us?

Please describe the uterine cancer mortality rates in the us?

Data from NCI:: Us national cancer institute data for endometrial cancer ("uterine" cancer): these are cancers that form in the tissue lining the uterus. Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Estimated new cases and deaths from endometrial (uterine corpus) cancer in the United States in 2013: new cases: 49, 560 deaths: 8, 190. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer genetic?

Is uterine cancer genetic?

Possible: In a sense all cancer is "genetic" in that it occurs do to changes in dna that cause cancer formation. However, if your questions is about familial/inherited cancer, then most uterine cancer is not from an inherited increased cancer risk. But some uterine cancer may be related to cancer risk genes such as brca 1/2 and other genes. Genetic counselors can help determine. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer always related to hpv?

No: Cervical cancer is related to hpv. Uterine cancer is generally not related to hpv. Good review on the two below http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Hygiene: Clean clean and clean again, good hygiene, frequent change of cloths , bath if incontinent ( foley catheter if needed). ...Read more

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Does uterine cancer always come from the hpv?

No: Uterine cancers are not caused by hpv, cervical cancers, except for few rare exceptions, are caused by hpv. ...Read more

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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

NO, it does not: You may be confusing Arimidex (anastrozole) with Tamoxifen(which can cause uterine cancer although it is a rare complication. Arimidex (anastrozole) has no such problem. ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it. Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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How can uterine cancer be treated with alternative medicine?

Complimentary med: Your cancer cannot be treated by alternative medicine. Unless the tumour is removed and all routes of metastasis are removed. Herbs and plants can provide palliative therapy. But they are not toxic enough to treat a tumour. Otherwise they will kill good tissue. ...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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Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more


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