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.
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 Cancer
Abnormal 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 Cancer
Transvaginal 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.
At Northwestern Women's Health Associates
your unique needs are our highest priority.
Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD
; Marc Feldstein, MD
; Abbie Roth, MD
; Regina Belmonte, MD
; Sharon Wise, MD
; Julianne Morton, MD
; Whitney Dunn, MD
; Aleena Lakhanpal, MD
; and Margaret Kistner, MD
. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.