The uterine cancer is as the name suggests a form of cancer that originates from the uterus. This type of cancer occurs when the normal cells in the uterus changes and grow uncontrollably. This then forms a mass called a tumor. This tumor can be either benign i.e. not fatal or malignant i.e. it can spread to other parts of the body and be fatal.

Doctors often fail to answer that why one woman gets uterine cancer and the other doesn’t. yet, some of the risk factors for uterine cancer include:-

  • Abnormal growth of the endometrium- an overgrowth of the cells lining the uterus is one of the causes of uterine cancer. Hyperplasia though not cancer may develop into cancer. To prevent endometrial hyperplasia from turning to cancer, doctors suggest surgery for removal of the uterus or a hormone therapy with progesterone and regular follow up exams.
  • Obesity- women who are obese who excessively overweight stand a greater chance of developing uterine cancer.
  • Reproductive and menstrual problems- if a woman has never had any children. If she had her first menstrual period before the age of 12 and if she went through menopause after the age of 55.
  • Taking estrogen without progesterone- women develop higher chance of having uterine cancer if they have been taking estrogen without progesterone for menopausal hormone therapy over a prolonged period of time.
  • Radiation therapy- women who have taken radiation therapy in their pelvis have greater chance of developing uterine cancer.
  • Family health history- women whose mother, sister or any one in the family has had this type of cancer before, has a high chance of developing it.

Some of the symptoms of uterine cancer include:-

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding. It will be a watery, blood streaked flow containing more blood. It is also important for you to know that after menopause any vaginal bleeding is abnormal.
  • Pain while having sexual intercourse
  • Pain while urinating
  • Pan in the pelvic area

These are some of the common symptoms of uterine cancer or any other health problem. Women facing these problems should immediately report to their doctor so that their problem can be diagnosed quickly and the relevant treatment be offered.

Endometrial cancer is supposed to be the most common malignancy among women in the United States. On an average 40, 100 cases are being diagnosed annually and 7470 deaths are registered each year.

If it is malignant cancer then it can spread to other parts of the body. They can travel to the nearby lymph nodes by travelling to the lymph nodes. The cancer cells can also travel through to the blood vessels to the lungs, liver, bone or even the brain. After reaching those areas these cells may attach to other tissues and form new tumors and in the process damage those tissues. This can be fatal.

Once you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer then further therapy is decided on. The treatment depends on the amount to which the disease has spread and the stage of the cancer. Dr. Robert True has treated this type of cancer in millions of women and has given them complete freedom from the disease. He is one of the best in the profession and you re sure to get the best positive results if get your disease treated by him.

Therefore, keep in mind the symptoms and as soon as you find yourself facing any of them, rush to your doctor and get yourself diagnosed. The sooner you the more are your chances of recovery.

It is with much sorrow we must share with you our wonderful physician, Dr. Robert True, passed away. Because his death was not anticipated, we are in the process of finding a physician to care for our patients and have a temporary physician and nurse practitioner in place. If you are in urgent need of your medical records, please contact us at 817-399-8783 so we may send you the legal medical records request form. We appreciate your patience as we work through this situation to try and maintain our practice.