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Endometrial Cancer

Information about Endometrial Cancer

We Have to Know about the Endometrial Cancer

  • Endometrial cancer usually begins in the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus — a hollow, pear-shaped pelvic organ where fetal development occurs
  • Endometrial cancer is most common after the reproductive years, between the ages of 60 and 70

Causes of Endometrial Cancer

  • It is not entirely known why the cancer cells develop. However, Scientists believe that estrogen levels play a role in the development of endometrial cancer

Do’s and Don’ts of Endometrial Cancer

  • Use of oral contraceptives can reduce endometrial cancer risk even as long as 10 years after you stop taking them
  • Maintaining a healthy weight

Signs & Symptoms of Endometrial Cancer

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Prolonged periods or bleeding between periods
  • More frequent vaginal bleeding or spotting during the years leading up to menopause
  • Any bleeding after the time of menopause
  • A pink, watery or white discharge from your vagina
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Weight loss

Medical advice for Endometrial Cancer

  • See a doctor if you have vaginal bleeding or discharge not related to your periods, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse

Risk factors of Endometrial Cancer

  • Many years of menstruation. If you started menstruating at an early age — before age 12 — and continue to have periods into your 50s, you’re at greater risk of endometrial cancer that is a woman who menstruated for fewer years
  • Never having been pregnant
  • Irregular ovulation
  • Obesity

Treatment for Endometrial Cancer

  • Radiation, Chemotherapy

Investigations for Endometrial Cancer

  • Pap Test, Endometrial Biopsy, Transvaginal Ultrasound
Causes of Endometrial Cancer
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