Yes. Some cases of advanced uterine cancer can cause ascites (fluid accumulation within the abdomen).
Uterine CA & Ascites. Yes, if the cancer has spread to the abdomen or liver. Your doctor should order an MRI and other studies to determine the cause of the fluid build up. Whatever the cause, ascites should be worked up thoroughly to determine the cause and therapeutic measures initiated immediately to relieve the fluid build up and tackle the underlying cause.
Possibly. If the uterine cancer has spread outside of the uterus to involve the abdominal cavity, ascites is a possibility.
What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer? Who usually suffers from it?
Uterine. Uterine cancer is the most common gynecological cancer. The cancer usually starts in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. Warning signs that something may be wrong include vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge in between periods. Also, bleeding or spotting that occurs after a woman has gone through menopause is a reason to get evaluated. More advanced disease may cause painful urination, pain in the pelvic area, or pain during intercourse. There is an increased chance of endometrial cancer in a woman who has taken the hormone estrogen alone (not in combination with progesterone.) also, women who have had breast cancer and who have been treated with tamoxifen may be at increased risk, and should have a yearly pelvic exam, particularly is any unexpected vaginal bleeding occurs. The effects of the cancer depend on how far it has spread in the body. If limited to the endometrium, bleeding may be the only sign. If it spreads to the adjacent bladder or bowel, it can cause blood in the urine or stool and pain.
Vaginal Bleeding. Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge difficulty or pain when urinating pain during sexual intercourse pain in the pelvic area are some of the more common symptoms. Risk factors: older women obesity family history of uterine/colon cancer learn more on : http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer.
No. Harmonal imbalance alone does not cause cancer.
It can. The most definitive study that looked at uterine cancer rates associated with tamoxifen found that women had twice the risk of developing uterine cancer, at a rate of 1 per 500 women per year. This rate is far lower than the rate of breast cancer prevention; thus, the benefits far outweigh the risks. A better alternative after menopause is aromatase inhibitors, which do not increase this risk.
Tamoxifen/Uterine CA. Studies have linked the use of tamoxifen to an increased risk - perhaps twice the natural rate - to endometrial cancer. While the drug blocks estrogen receptors in the breast to assist in limiting the spread and growth of breats cancer, it apparently can augment the estrogen effects on the uterus and contribute to uterine cancer development.
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.
No. No, the dose of estrogen in Estring (estradiol) is so small it does not affect the uterine lining. It only works in the vagina and perhaps the bladder.
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.
No, a risk factor. Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000.
Not always. Excessive estrogen, whether endogenous (produced by one's own body) or exogenous (taken as supplement) can overstimulate the uterine lining (endometrium) and lead to abnormal bleeding. Excessive estrogen is a risk factor for endometrial or uterine cancer, but not all women with unopposed or excessive estrogen develop uterine cancer.
Estrogen/Uterine CA. Absolutely not. "high" estrogen levels are only one factor in the risk profile for uterine cancer, which also includes obesity, family history, and oral contraceptive history. Even if you possess one or more risk factors, that does not mean that a tumor is certain. Close monitoring and counselling by your gyn is the best course of action.