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Integrative Cancer Treatment Program for Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer causes the sixth most cancer-related deaths among women annually in the united states, totaling over 12,000 annually. This is also the most common cancer involving the female reproductive system and has two fundamental types.

Most uterine cancers are categorized as adenocarcinoma, sometimes called endometrial cancer, since the endometrium is usually involved. Sarcoma is far less common and usually develops in the myometrium.

The causes of uterine cancer are not fully understood, but several risk factors have been identified.

Uterine Cancer Causes

  • Age: The risk of developing uterine cancer increases with age, and it is most commonly diagnosed in women over the age of 50.
  • Hormonal imbalances: Imbalances in estrogen and progesterone hormones can increase the risk of developing uterine cancer. This may be due to conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or obesity.
  • Family history: A family history of uterine or colon cancer may increase the risk of developing uterine cancer.
  • Previous cancer treatment: Previous treatment with radiation therapy for other types of cancer can increase the risk of developing uterine cancer.

Uterine Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of uterine cancer may vary depending on the stage and location of the tumor. Some common symptoms include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding: Bleeding after menopause or between periods may be a symptom of uterine cancer.
  • Pelvic pain: Uterine cancer can cause pain in the pelvis, lower abdomen, or back.
  • Pain during sex: Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse may be a symptom of uterine cancer.
  • Changes in urination: Uterine cancer can cause changes in urination, such as pain or difficulty urinating.
  • Unexplained weight loss: Uterine cancer can cause unexplained weight loss, which may be a symptom of advanced cancer.

It is important to note that not all women with uterine cancer experience symptoms, and some cases may be discovered incidentally during routine gynecological exams.

Early detection and treatment may improve outcomes and quality of life for women with uterine cancer.

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