What is the difference between endometrial cancer and uterine cancer?
Endometrial cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. Endometrial cancer is sometimes called uterine cancer. Other types of cancer can form in the uterus, including uterine sarcoma, but they are much less common than endometrial cancer.
How do you detect endometrial cancer?
Tests and procedures used to diagnose endometrial cancer include:
- Examining the pelvis.
- Using sound waves to create a picture of your uterus.
- Using a scope to examine your endometrium.
- Removing a sample of tissue for testing.
- Performing surgery to remove tissue for testing.
Can Stage 1a endometrial cancer be cured?
Stage I uterine cancer is curable with surgery alone for the majority of patients. Optimal treatment may require additional therapeutic approaches in selected situations.
What does uterine cancer discharge smell like?
Vaginal Discharge, Foul Smelling If cervical cancer lacks oxygen, some cells may die off, infecting the tumor. The infection creates a foul smelling vaginal discharge, which serves as another sign of cervical cancer. This continuous discharge may be pale, watery, brown, or mixed with blood.
What is the average age for endometrial cancer?
Endometrial cancer affects mainly post-menopausal women. The average age of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer is 60. It’s uncommon in women under the age of 45. This cancer is slightly more common in white women, but Black women are more likely to die from it.
Can a Pap detect endometrial cancer?
Pap tests are not used to screen for endometrial cancer; however, Pap test results sometimes show signs of an abnormal endometrium (lining of the uterus). Follow-up tests may detect endometrial cancer.
Is recurrent endometrial cancer terminal?
While there are some women who do well for a number of years, the overall prognosis for women with measurable recurrent/metastatic endometrial cancer is poor, with a median survival of about 12 to 15 months.
Can you survive endometrial cancer?
They can’t tell you how long you will live, but they may help give you a better understanding of how likely it is that your treatment will be successful….5-year relative survival rates for endometrial cancer.
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||81%|
What is the recurrence rate of endometrial cancer?
Although the prognosis for endometrial cancer is good (due to early diagnosis), approximately 13% of all endometrial cancers recur (Fung-Kee-Fung et al., 2006). The prognosis for recurrent disease is poor; the median survival hardly exceeds 12 months.
What were your symptoms of endometrial cancer recurrence?
The symptoms of recurrence are variable but include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea or vomiting, or changes in bowel or bladder habits, vaginal bleeding, or shortness of breath. If you experience these symptoms it is important that you communicate this to your gynecologic oncology team.