Uterine Cancer

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Uterine Cancer
Uterine Cancer

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The other really really important tidbit I wanted to include in this blog is that vaginal bleeding after intercourse is never normal........well except for the first time.... and I doubt that there are many first timers here. In younger women, post coital bleeding (bleeding after intercourse) is a sign of cervical cancer and NEEDS TO BE CHECKED with a pap test In women my age and older post coital bleeding is one of many signs of endometrial cancer, and needs to be checked with an Endometrial biopsy. PERIOD!

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Uterine Cancer Treatment Options

What to do? What to ask your doctor?

American Cancer Society

The cancer cells in the biopsy sample will be graded. This helps doctors know how fast the cancer is likely to grow and spread. Cancer cells are graded based on how much they look like normal cells. Grades 1, 2, and 3 are used.


Endometrial cancer (uterine cancer) is the most common gynecologic cancer that occurs in the United States; and arises from abnormal cells that develop within the inside lining of the uterus. It occurs most often after menopause, but may also be diagnosed before menopause.


There are different types of uterine cancer. The most common type starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. This type of cancer is sometimes called endometrial cancer.

National Cancer Institute

Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy.


Endometrial cancer is a type of tumour that arises in the tissue lining the uterus. Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas; that is, cancers formed from cells that make and release mucus and other fluids.

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