And, while endometrial ablation doesn't increase the risk of uterine cancer (which strikes approximately 32,000 women each year), it might make early detection more difficult if women develop cancer years after the procedure, leading to a worse prognosis. Uterine cancer is usually diagnosed at an early stage -- and then is almost always curable -- due to the presence of abnormal uterine bleeding, which might be eradicated by the procedure.
- Q How can I not have periods for six months and not be pregnant?
- Q Could a urogynecologist help with my groin and hip pain?
- Q Do I need to see a gynecologist if I am a teenager?
- Q How are gynecologic biopsies done laparoscopically?
- Q Can a family doctor provide gynecological care?
- Q Who should not get endometrial ablation?