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Default Cancer of the uterus ? - 12-23-2008, 02:44 AM

What are the signs and symptoms of uterus Cancer? can we prevent this ?
   
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Default 12-25-2008, 06:34 AM

I believe that it comes from heredity,but,unprotected sex at a very young age is in my nursing books.....scary uhhh...
   
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The most common symptom of this disease is abnormal vaginal bleeding. The more common patterns of abnormal bleeding include:• heavy periods• spotting or vaginal bleeding between periods• bleeding after intercourse• bleeding or spotting after 6 months of not having any periods, in a woman who is not taking hormone therapyA woman may also experience a feeling of pelvic heaviness, or have unusual pain and cramping in the lower abdomen that is not related to menstruation.Prevention is difficult because the cause of the cancer is unknown. However, a woman may be able to lessen her risk of getting it by taking the following steps:• eating a diet low in fat• maintaining a healthy weight• maintaining a normal blood pressure level• reporting any pattern of abnormal vaginal bleeding to the healthcare provider• having yearly pelvic exams and Pap smearsAlso, a woman should talk with her healthcare professional about the risks of taking estrogen without progesterone after menopause if she has not had her uterus removed. The increased risk for cancer of the uterus may persist for as long as 10 years after adding progesterone or stopping estrogen therapy completely.**
   
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