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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She suggested that her strict vegetarian diet helped her avoid further surgery following her leg amputation and returning to meat coincided with her contracting cancer of the uterus.
Each 5 kilogram increase (11 pounds) in body weight pushes up the risk for cancer of the uterus 62 percent; cancer of the gallbladder 31 percent; kidney 25 percent; cervix 10 percent; thyroid 9 percent; and leukemia 9 percent.
* Cancer of the uterus: As you may have noted in the explanation above, Tamoxifen acts by promoting estrogen activity in the uterus (and you may remember that estrogen promotes cell replication and therefore cancer).
While other breast cancer drugs appeared to increase the risk of cancer of the uterus, Visser's study suggested that Cyclopia extracts did not have this effect.
During endometrial sampling a small portion of tissue is removed from the endometrium (lining of the uterus) to investigate symptoms, such as heavy vaginal bleeding, and to rule out cancer of the uterus. The sample is examined under a microscope for abnormalities.
* cancer of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes or cervix
Kamran Rasheed said various cancers including acute myeloid leukemia, bladder cancer, cancer of the cervix, cancer of the esophagus, kidney cancer, cancer of the larynx (voice box), lung cancer, cancer of the oral cavity (mouth), cancer of the pharynx (throat), stomach cancer and cancer of the uterus are caused by direct smoking, secondhand smoking, chewing tobacco and using pan, gutka or sheesha.
"The females above 35; even though they are sound in health should take Pap Smear Tests, the simple test recommended by American Cancer Society (ACS) to diagnosis cancer of the uterus," Dutt said.
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.
Endometrial carcinoma (cancer of the uterus) is the fifth most common cancer in women world wide and the most common gynaecological cancer.
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).