Though uterine cancer's cause is unknown, there are many factors that will put a woman at risk, including being over age 50, having endometrial hyperplasia, using hormone replacement therapy, obesity, using tamoxifen, being Caucasian, and/or having colorectal cancer. Symptoms of cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer) include abnormal vaginal bleeding, painful urination, painful intercourse, and pelvic pain. Treatment depends on staging and may include radiation therapy or hormone therapy. Read more: Uterine Cancer Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- CA 125
- Endometrial Ablation
- Pap Smear
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan)
- Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
- Hormone Therapy
- Endometrial Biopsy
- Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
- Early Detection of Cancer
- Hormonal Methods of Birth Control
- Radiation Therapy
- Questions To Ask Before Surgery
- HPV Test
Medications & Supplements
- Birth Control Pills (List of Oral Contraceptives and Side Effects)
- medroxyprogesterone - oral, Provera
- Monoclonal Antibodies
- tamoxifen (Soltamox, Nolvadex)
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
- fentanyl patch (Duragesic)
- medroxyprogesterone, Provera, Depo-Provera, Depo-Sub Q Provera 104
- granisetron transdermal system (patch), Sancuso
Prevention & Wellness
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