Uterine Cancer Detection
Northwestern Women’s Health Associates have highly experienced specialists that are committed to providing timely and complete personalized care for women in Chicago, Illinois.
At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, we provide thorough gynecologic care to diagnose and treat various gynecological problems.
There are certain gynecological problems that need immediate diagnosis and treatment. One such serious gynecological problem is uterine cancer. Our expert Chicago gynecologists provide comprehensive screening and diagnosis of uterine cancer.
Uterine cancer occurs primarily in postmenopausal women; however, it does also occur in women before menopause. Premenopausal women may present with prolonged bleeding or bleeding and spotting between menses.
Risk Factors for Uterine Cancer:
- It is likely to occur if exogenous estrogens are taken.
- Tamoxifen has an anti- estrogen effect on the breast, but a pro- estrogen affects the uterus and bones.
- Polycystic ovarian disease increases risk.
- Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma.
- Obesity combined with diabetes.
Warning Signs of Uterine CancerAbnormal uterine bleeding : Bleeding is abnormal in a premenopausal woman if it occurs at unusual times. After menopause, any uterine bleeding is abnormal. Further, women in their forties and beyond should consult with their physician anytime abnormal bleeding occurs. A prompt visit can determine if testing should be performed.
Diagnosing Uterine CancerTransvaginal ultrasound and endometrial sampling are first-line procedures to identify which women with PMB are at a higher risk of endometrial cancer.
The only reliable diagnostic test for endometrial cancer is a tissue biopsy.
Women need to be vigilant about symptoms and seek medical assistance at the first warning sign. Early detection of uterine cancer is critical because if it is caught early women can be cured. If you are experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding then schedule an appointment today to discuss your health with one of our providers.
Northwestern Women’s Health Associates' experienced Chicago OBGYN specialists provide thorough gynecologic care to diagnose uterine cancer. If you test positive for this problem, we would refer you to the Gynecolic Oncology Department at Northwestern.
Request an Appointment with a Gynecologist in Chicago, or call us at 1-312-440-9400.
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