Endometrial Cancer – also known as uterine cancer, beings in the endometrium – which is the inner lining of the uterus in a woman. Cancer cells in the endometrium can travel to the vagina or lungs. The uterus is the pear-shaped organ low in a woman’s belly that holds the baby when she is pregnant. Based on how the cells look, there are many kinds of endometrial cancer – and some are very rare.
Symptoms new bleeding, spotting, or other discharge from the vagina pain and/or lump in the area; or unintended weight loss. Endometrial (Uterine) cancer affects more than 640,000 plus women in the United States. Yet, there is not a standard screening test that determines the possibility or catches it. If however, if any of these symptoms are occurring please schedule an appointment with your OBGYN. If you are experiencing bleeding between periods, abnormal or watery, or perhaps blood-tinged discharge from the vagina.
Endometrial Ablation – This treatment is designed for the abnormal bleeding of the uterus caused by a benign or non-cancerous tumor. It is not however a sufficient enough surgical procedure for a cancerous uterus that has grown into the deeper tissues of the uterus and will remain a problem unless other steps are taken.
Survival Rates – the survival rate for a woman with uterine or endometrial cancer is 82% at the 5-year mark. There are many risk factors to consider so a regular pap smear or cervical cancer screening is recommended.
Ribbon – The awareness ribbon for Endometrial or Uterine cancer is a peach ribbon.
Many of the signs and symptoms mentioned above could be caused by other medical conditions. It is vital to always be evaluated by your medical physician and be evaluated regularly with a Pap test to ensure a healthy and long life free of the risk of a endometrial cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Horizons strives to gather information about endometrial (uterine) cancer and present it in plain and understandable terms.
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