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The majority of endometrial cancers are found in the earliest, most treatable stages because women report abnormal postmenopausal or irregular bleeding to their doctor. Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discuss the ways that endometrial cancer can be prevented, as well as what treatment options exist for women who develop this type of cancer.
We have segued into our other gynecologic cancers. Dr. Hensley, can you tell me if uterine cancer is primarily endometrial cancer? Is it more common that cervical cancer?
Most women, when they say they have uterine cancer, in general they mean they had endometrial cancer. The uterus is the whole organ. The lining of the center of the
Megan Elkins, diagnosed with endometrial cancer at age 37, says she was lucky her disease was caught early. Experts, like Dr. Suzanne Berlin, at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber stress the importance of knowing the symptoms and risk factors for endometrial cancer, including pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, obesity and a family history.
Megan: First you sit down. Good job.
Reporter: Megan Elkins is happy to be teaching her dog Lee new tricks. The 37-year-old has her strength back after surgery and months of chemotherapy to battle endometrial cancer—a cancer that starts in the uterus. But Megan says she was lucky. Her cancer was caught early.
Megan: If I didn’t have a pain, if that mass in my ovary wasn’t growing, I never would have—I wouldn’t
6 Early-Warning Signs of Rectum-Cancer Everyone is TOO Embarrassed to Talk About
One of the most embarrassing diagnosis for a lot of people is rectal cancer. Rarely someone wants to talk about the symptoms, or actually, rarely someone recognizes them as cancer symptoms. A lot of forms of rectal or anal cancer can be easily diagnosed, but there are some that might get us to the point where we believe that we only have hemorrhoids. But, should we be ashamed of any of those symptoms, like itching, bleeding? Why let this evil disease cost our lives just because we are ashamed of something? People that feel the symptoms are afraid to even to talk to their own doctor about the problem, nor family members. Different location of cancer can give different hope for the patient. Those melanomas that are higher up in the anal canal, probably won’t cause cancer and can be found in time. Unlike them, anal melanoma is spreading easily.