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How is stage 3 uterine cancer diagnosed?

The first step in diagnosing uterine cancer is a pelvic exam. During this routine exam, your doctor will simply feel the shape of your uterus in your lower abdomen. To confirm uterine cancer, you may undergo a biopsy, an ultrasound, or further tests to be sure that the cancer has not spread. If information from these tests is not sufficient, your doctor may also perform a dilation and curettage test, which allows him or her to closely examine cells from the uterine lining. When your doctor performs a hysterectomy, he or she will be able to diagnose the stage of uterine cancer.

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