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By Don S. Dizon

Even if you're a newly clinically determined uterine melanoma sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this publication deals support. the single ebook to supply either expert details and sufferer perspectives, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Uterine melanoma grants authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions about all elements of this illness. Written by way of popular gynecologic oncologists and together with insider suggestion from a precise sufferer, this booklet explains many very important proof approximately signs and the prognosis method, remedies, post-treatment caliber of existence, coping innovations, and resources of sufferer and relatives help in effortless to appreciate language. This publication is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary illness.

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By doing this measurement, the doctor can assess if there is an abnormality in the endometrium. A thick endometrial stripe is not normal in a post-menopausal woman, but is not always diagnostic of endometrial cancer. For example, an endometrial polyp, which is often benign, can make the endometrial stripe look thick on ultrasound. Sometimes the doctor will use saline infusion along with the ultrasound to help assess whether or not there is a polyp in the endometrial cavity. Uterine Epithelial Cancer 19.

As cancers look increasingly abnormal, the grade gets higher. Thus, grade II cancers are moderately differentiated and grade III cancers are poorly differentiated. Stage of cancer Refers to how much of the body is involved at the time of diagnosis. QXP 3/4/10 12:01 PM Page 24 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT UTERINE CANCER Omentum The fatty apron surrounding the bowels. As applied to uterine cancer, its earliest is Stage I, when it is confined solely to the uterus. In Stage II, there is spread below the uterus into the cervix.

When a vaginal approach is combined with laparoscopy, one can ensure a full surgical evaluation for endometrial cancer, but vaginal approaches by themselves should be restricted to women at risk from surgery and who have earlystage endometrial cancers. This is because the lymph nodes can’t be removed at the time of a vaginal surgery. QXP 3/4/10 12:02 PM Page 31 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT UTERINE CANCER Treatment of Epithelial Cancers of the Uterus A vaginal only approach is very limiting because it does not allow the surgeon to survey the abdomen and pelvis.

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