What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

Cancer has spread. Stage 4 of most cancers means that it has spread beyond the organ involved and regional lymph nodes to other organs. This is true for uterine cancers.
Spread to other area. Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b).

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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

Advanced. Usually this means that the cancer is at an advanced stage. Either the cancer is invading abdominal areas and therefore beyond the scope of surgery or it has spread to organs outside the abdomen. Many advanced cancers though can still be operated upon and chemotherapy or radiotherapy is given afterwards. Read more...
Stage 4 Uterine CA. Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. Read more...

Screening for uterine cancer? Are there any tests that can find uterine cancer early, before symptoms show up? My aunt died from uterine cancer that wasn’t diagnosed until stage 4. ’m afraid i’ll get it, too and I want to find it as early as possible.

Uterine . Uterine cancer has two forms: endometrial cancer and cervical cancer. We screen for cervical cancer with examinations and pap (papanicolau) tests. Endometrial cancer can be sceened for with ultrasound and or endometrial biospies. Many women with endometrial cancer will have post menopausal bleeding. This is a warning sign that can;t be ignored as it will often be present when the cancer is still curable. Read more...
Gynecologist and ecc. In high risk women a comnpbination of physical exam screening, early symptoms like abnormal bleeding, ultrasounds and when indicated endocervical curretage make the diagnosis of uterine cancer. Read more...

How uterine cancer spread to us? I mean by only sexually or other way?

Does not. Uterine cancer does not spread from one person to another. However, cervical cancer (which is the low end of the uterus) is caused by the human papilloma virus, which is spread by sexual intercourse and oral sex. . Read more...

I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome. What does this mean for my children?

Genetic testing. You may want to do the genetic testing and see if you carry the genetic abnormality. If you do have it as well- there is a risk for other cancer as well like breast cancer and colon cancer. Your genetician will be able to tell you more specifically about the type of genetic abnormality and how high is your risk. You and children then should be aware and do the appropriate cancer screening test. Read more...

Can you please tell me the mean survival rate for fast spreading cervical and uterine cancer?

Difficult? to answer. Unless you provide details of the stage of this cancer, we can not give you a good answer. Besides knowing the stage it matters where the cancer has spread to and also what treatment is being done and if it is helping or failing. Unless the treatment has been used up, there is no telling how long the patient may live because a good response to treatment or lack of it can change everything! Read more...

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural. Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. Read more...

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign. Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. Read more...
Usually it means . That a woman who has gone through menopause started to see any amount of bleeding. Before menopause irregular bleeding usually means bleeding in between periods. Bleeding heavy one month , then not having a period for 2-3 month and bleeding heavy again is also not normal. Read more...