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).
Uterine cancer . Yes, but the overall statistics are very good - an overall 69% 5-year survival rate, and 91% for early endometrial cancers.

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What causes uterine cancer?

Cause of cancer. is something very much debated about by experts. Focus on overall health and a good relationship w/your doctor so that you can be monitored and treated early if needed. It is generally agreed that cancer cells love sugar and dislike oxygen so lifestyles to keep that in my can be helpful for overall health. Peace and good health. Genes are a factor but not the whole picture. Read more...

How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

Biopsy. Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound. Read more...

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...

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...

What is the prognosis of uterine cancer?

Depends on stage. Early stage disease has excellent prognosis. Read more...
Depends on stage. And type if uterine cancer. Most stage i endometrioid adenocarcinomas are successfully cured with surgery ( total hysterectomy) alone. More advanced stages require radiation or chemotherapy. Stage iiic and IV uterine cancers are usually not curable. Read more...

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...
Lots of ways! Uterine cancer often presents with bleeding after menopause or extensive bleeding before menopause. This common presentation if ignored can result in anemia or low blood counts. Anemia and bleeding can cause significant fatigue. Abdominal pain and bloating can be caused by uterine cancer and in the advanced stages when spread to the lungs for example can cause shortness of breath. Read more...

Is uterine cancer common in 18 year olds?

Extremely rare. Uterine cancer in an 18 y/o is extremely rare, but that does not mean, it can't happen. There is also always a possibility that the cancer in the uterus is not the "primary" site, but that a metastasis from a cancer that is more common in younger females has made it into the uterus, causing symptoms, and making it appear as if the cancer came from the uterus. Read more...

Is true that uterine cancer is hereditary?

It can be. Some forms of uterine cancer may be hereditary, especially if there is a strong family history of other close relatives having certain cancers (colon cancer, uterine cancer, for example). Most cases are probably not hereditary, however. Read more...
Endometrial cancer. Yes, a small percentage of women with endometrial cancer have a hereditary cancer. It is closely related to colon and ovarian cancer. Read more...