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 When should I see a urogynecologist?
- Q Can cancer treatment cause vaginal dryness?
- Q How concerned should I be if my labia are unequal?
- Q What is a tilted uterus and how can it affect me?
- Q What do urogyncecologists do?
- Q How should I prepare for a gynecologist appointment?