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 Should I see my doctor about a lump on my labia?
- Q How can I not have periods for six months and not be pregnant?
- Q Why do I need to see an OB/GYN when I'm in my 30s?
- Q How are gynecologic biopsies done laparoscopically?
- Q Can cancer treatment cause vaginal tightness?
- Q Why didn't my doctor diagnose my urogynecological problem?