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Cancer of the uterine endometrium, also known as endometrial cancer, is a type of cancer that starts in the inner lining of your uterus. This lining is called the endometrium. According to the National Cancer Institute, endometrial cancer accounts[read article]

Tests for Endometrial Cancer

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Pelvic Exam
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The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium . The endometrium can indicate cell changes in response to hormone levels, as well as, any abnormal tissue such a...  More
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Ultrasound tests use high-frequency sound waves to allow doctors to see your internal organs. The sound waves bounce off your organs, creating images of their struc...  More
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A Pap smear (also called a Pap test) is a procedure that tests for the presence of abnormal cells in the cervix (the lower part of your uterus). Changes in the cell...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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CT of Pelvis
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Cytodiagnosis
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A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in your body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special d...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making a surgical incision. The scan allows your doc...  More
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Cancer antigen 125 (or CA-125) is a protein found in ovarian cancer cells. The protein is produced by the cells and is also found in the blood. The CA-125 blood tes...  More
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Pelvic laparoscopy is a procedure that examines your reproductive organs. Your doctor uses an instrument called a laparoscope to perform the procedure. A laparoscop...  More
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If you are suffering from abnormal bleeding, you may have submucus fibroid tumors. These tumors can cause severe cramping, fatigue, heavy menstrual periods and blee...  More
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Pelvic Ultrasound
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Hysterosonography
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A D and C, also written as D & C, is short for dilation and curettage, which is a minor surgery. It involves dilating or opening the cervix. The cervix is the o...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Laparoscopy is a type of surgery. As a diagnostic procedure, it is used to examine the organs inside your abdomen. This is also referred to as a diagnostic laparosc...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Tumor Marker Measurement
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Bone marrow aspiration is a procedure that takes a sample from the soft tissue inside your bones. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue found inside bones. The bone marr...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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Medical Procedures for Endometrial Cancer

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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More
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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More
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Intravenous chemotherapy
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Surgical Procedures for Endometrial Cancer

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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Total Hysterectomy
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Radical Vaginal Hysterectomy
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Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy
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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Endometrial Cancer

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CISPLATIN (SIS pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat man...  More
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PACLITAXEL (PAK li TAX el) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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TAMOXIFEN (ta MOX i fen) blocks the effects of estrogen. It is commonly used to treat breast cancer. It is also used to decrease the chance of breast cancer coming ...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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CARBOPLATIN (KAR boe pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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EPIRUBICIN (ep i ROO bi sin) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat breast cancer.  More
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MEGESTROL (me JES trol) belongs to a class of drugs known as progestins. Megestrol tablets are used to treat advanced breast or endometrial cancer.  More
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