endometrial cancer

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Related to Cancer of the uterus: Cervical cancer, Ovarian cancer, Uterine cancer
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Synonyms for endometrial cancer

cancer of the uterine lining

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Biopsy revealed a poorly differentiated grade 2 endometrioid cancer of the uterus, with a suspected sarcomatous component.
Indicators of higher risk are: advanced age, breast cancer in mother, sister, or daughter, early onset of first period (under age 12), menopause after the age of 50, late first pregnancy or not having children, being white, a history of cancer of the uterus or in the other breast, fibrocystic disease of the breast, or having an abnormality in certain genes.
Female cancers showing largest increases were colon and rectumcancer and cancer of the uterus, although lung cancer incidence in women has decreased slightly since 2006.
Additionally, tamoxifen has a low but measurable risk of significant side effects, including cancer of the uterus and deep venous thrombosis (blood clots in the legs that can travel to the lungs).
A form of the coil may prevent cancer of the uterus in high-risk patients, the researchers believe.
Checks after baby Thea was born revealed that Felicity had deadly cancer of the uterus.
In the worst case, this can be a sign of cancer of the uterus.
The largest rises were in cancer of the uterus at 53 per cent and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 21 per cent.
Cancer of the uterus showed some increase with 146 new cases in 2002;
It will also be important to understand the reasons for the increase in cancer of the uterus.
In women who have not had a hysterectomy, the common form of the drug is a combination of oestrogen and the hormone progestogen, which is added to reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus.
On the other hand, some studies have raised concerns about a link between estrogen and cancer of the uterus and a possible link between estrogen and breast cancer.
But because tamoxifen also carries risks of life-threatening adverse effects, such as cancer of the uterus and blood clots that migrate to the lungs from veins in the legs, women were cautioned not to rush to demand the drug before statisticians and other experts do further analyses, so that doctors can interpret the findings for individual women.
Women who take tamoxifen are more prone to cancer of the uterus.