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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the womb?

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the womb?

Small risk: Tamoxifen is asociated with a small (less than 5%) risk of uterine cancers, women on tamoxifen require regular gynecologic checkups every 6-12 months and high-risk women may need ultrasound screeenings too. ...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 is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

Early stage 95%: With early detection of uterine cancer , with radical surgery , advanced current chemoradiation the cure will be will be 95% for 5 year survival. Stage ii of uterine cancer is confined to uterus with cervix involvement but no spread to lymph nodes. For stage ii it will be 70%. ...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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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

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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce development of cancer of the uterus?

Yes: The chance is about 1% and treatment is hysterectomy. With such a low chance then tamoxifen is worth the risk. A gynecologist needs to keep track of the patient and any unusual bleeding evaluated. There are also other hormone alternatives with less risk. Check with your medical oncologist to see which drug is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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My cancer in the lungs has moved to the uterus. What are my treatment options?

My cancer in the lungs has moved to the uterus. What are my treatment options?

Some options.: Stage IV lung cancer is often considered too widespread for surgery to work. However, if the lung disease is limited and has spread to one isolated area, such as the uterus only, then surgery could potentially be an option depending on age, lifestyle, desire for future fertility, etc. The majority of stage IV lung cancers are treated with some combination of chemotherapy and targeted therapy. ...Read more

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Uterus cancer spread to liver n lungs. Hw long can she survive with treatment?

Uterus cancer spread to liver n lungs. Hw long can she survive with treatment?

It varies: Once metastatic, uterine cancer is unlikely to be cured. Most such patients liver for 12 to 18 months, but some can clearly live longer if they respond well to the treatments being given to her now, which can sometimes add one or two more years to life. But we can not be any more exact in an individual especially not knowing about the extent of her tumors/cancer at present. ...Read more

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I recently had a polyp removed from my womb. This came back normal, however would the polyp biopsy detect womb cancer? Thanks

I recently had a polyp removed from my womb. This came back normal, however would the polyp biopsy detect womb cancer? Thanks

Probably not: If you had a simple removal of a benign endometrial or endocervical polyp, the probability of detecting "womb cancer " is really quite remote . If you do not have any risk factors for "womb cancer" like a family history, a personal history of hormonal disorders, of unopposed estrogens, PCOS, infertility...among others, there is very little cause for concern. particularly at age 28. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of ...Read more


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