UTERINE CANCER & TREATMENT

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Read about uterine cancer medical facts: what is the definition of uterine cancer, what are the signs and symptoms, medical treatment & how to treat uterine cancer, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related uterine cancer diseases.

Definition: What is "uterine cancer"?

UTERINE CANCER

Uterine cancer may point to one of numerous kinds of cancer that happen in the uterus. It includes uterine sarcomas, uterine fibroids, endometrial cancers, hydatidiform mole & cervical cancer.

Symptoms & Signs

Difficulty in urinating Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge Pain in the pelvis Pain during intercourse

Treatment: How to Treat "uterine cancer"?

Treatment depends on the severity of the cancer but the most common treatment is usually a hysterectomy that removes the uterus. Other treatments are hormone therapy, radiation therapy & chemotherapy.

Causes

Risk factors that may cause uterine cancer are age over 50 years old, obesity, menstruation at a young age, menopause later than normal, have not given birth, long-term use of medications that has hormone estrogen & tamoxifen drug intake.

Diagnosis

Pelvic exam Pap test Transvaginal ultrasound Biopsy

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