Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
- Q What is a transvaginal ultrasound?
A transvaginal ultrasound is one way to diagnose uterine cancer. For this exam, your doctor must insert an instrument into your vagina. This instrument produces an image of the inside of your uterus. Your doctor can inspect this image for abnormalities... Full Answer
- Q What is endometrial (uterine) cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyCancer of the uterus is cancer of the womb, the hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman where a developing baby grows. It is also called uterine cancer and endometrial cancer. Watch as Dr. Oz talks about cancer of the uterus. Full Answer
- Q What causes endometrial (uterine) cancer?
Uterine cancer usually begins in the lining of the uterus. An excess of the hormone estrogen is thought to cause cells in the uterine lining to divide at a high rate, which can lead to uterine cancer. This excess of estrogen can result from... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologySymptoms of uterine cancer include: • Abnormal vaginal bleeding • Abnormal vaginal discharge or odor • Weight gain or loss • New acne • Deepened voice • Increased hair growth •... Full Answer
- Q How does uterine cancer affect the body?
The worst way that uterine cancer can affect your body is to spread to other organs. If you catch and treat uterine cancer in stage 1 or stage 2, the cancer has not yet spread to your lymph nodes and you can prevent its spread to other organs. Because... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for endometrial (uterine) cancer?
Eating fatty foods could put you at risk for uterine cancer. Women who are overweight have a greater amount of estrogen in their bodies, and excessive estrogen can cause uterine cancer. The more times you have had your period, the more estrogen you have... Full Answer