Wk 7 Repro-Endometrial Cancer

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ambirc
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Wk 7 Repro-Endometrial Cancer
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2012-10-04 20:17:52
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Wk Repro Endometrial Cancer
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Wk 7 Repro-Endometrial Cancer
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  1. Endometrial cancer
    • Starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus
    • Cause is unknown, but increased estorgrn level may play a role
  2. Endometrial cancer-Risk Factors
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Estrogrn replacement therapy without the use of progesterone
    • History of endometrial polyps or other benign growths
    • infertility
    • tamoxifen
    • never been pregnant
    • Early Menstruation (starting before 12)
    • Starting menopause after age of 50
  3. Endometrial cancer-Minimizing risk factors
    • Oral contraceptives
    • Control of obesity
    • exercise
  4. What are the stages of Endometrial cancer
    • in uterus only
    • found in uterus and cervix
    • Spread outside of the uterus but not beyond the pelvis
    • May involve lymph nodes in the pelvis or near the aorta
    • Has spread to bowels, urinary bladder, abdomen or other organs
  5. Endometrial cancer-symptoms
    • abdominal pain or pelvic cramping
    • thin white or clear vaginal discharge after menopause
  6. Endometrial cancer-diagnostic procedures
    • Pelvic examination
    • Protein tumor marker CA 125 blood test
    • Biopsy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  7. Endometrial cancer-Treatment
    • Surgery
    • Radiation
    • Chemotherapy
    • Hormone replacement therapy

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