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 Can a family doctor provide gynecological care?
- Q What are some reasons for a young woman to see a gynecologist?
- Q How has robotic surgery changed gynecologic procedures?
- Q When is hormone therapy given to a woman?
- Q What is a urogynecologist?
- Q What is withdrawal bleeding?