Uterine cancer – prevention, detection, treatment

Uterine cancer is still one of the most common types of cancer in women. However, with early diagnosis and treatment, the disease has a good prognosis in many cases.

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What is uterine cancer?

Uterine cancer or endometrial carcinoma is a malignant tumor of the uterus. A woman’s uterus consists of a corpus, into which the fallopian tubes open, and the cervix, which opens into the vagina. The uterus is lined with the uterine lining, the endometrium.

From the first period to the last period during the menopause, the top layer of the uterine lining is regularly renewed by shedding it during menstruation. During the menopause, changes may occur in individual cells of the endometrium. Under certain circumstances, cancer cells and a uterine or endometrial carcinoma can develop.

There are two different types of endometrial cancer. Type I carcinoma is hormone-dependent and accounts for more than 80 % of endometrial carcinomas. It has a relatively good prognosis. Type II carcinoma has a poorer prognosis and develops without the influence of oestrogens.

What are the differences between uterine cancer and cervical cancer?

Uterine cancer should not be confused with cervical cancer.

  • In cervical cancer, the lower part of the uterus is affected.
  • Cervical cancer often develops from surface cells of the cervix and not from the mucous membrane, as is the case with endometrial cancer.
  • The causes of uterine cancer and cervical cancer also differ. HP viruses can be responsible for the development of cervical cancer. In 80% of cases, the long-term influence of oestrogen is cited as the cause of uterine cancer, for example due to an early onset of menstruation, a late menopause or childlessness.

What symptoms does uterine cancer cause?

Pain in the lower abdomen, bleeding – however, the symptoms are often indistinguishable from other diseases such as endometriosis or fibroids. Myomas are growths in the uterus and can also lead to intense bleeding. Endometriosis usually involves painful growths on the lining of the uterus, which can also spread to neighboring tissue or organs.

If you experience unusual bleeding, intermenstrual bleeding or purulent discharge, you should always speak to your gynecologist to consider any necessary treatment. This also gives you the chance to detect possible cancer in good time.

In the case of uterine cancer, weight loss or loss of appetite also occur as symptoms at an early stage.

How is endometrial cancer diagnosed and how is it treated?

Uterine cancer is diagnosed by means of uterine endoscopy(endoscopy of the uterine cavity). In the course of this, a scraping of the uterine lining is often carried out in the case of intensive bleeding.

The usual treatment or therapy for uterine cancer is surgery with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. If diagnosed early, the prognosis is often very good.

Woman with a doctor for clarification of uterine cancer

Can uterine cancer be prevented?

In addition to the influence of oestrogen, there are also other risk factors that are considered possible causes of cancer. For example, obesity, high blood pressure, increasing age, breast or ovarian cancer and hormone therapy with oestrogen without compensatory administration of progestin are said to promote the development of endometrial cancer.

Women can support their bodies with a healthy lifestyle and thus counteract hormone-related cancers such as ovarian cancer, breast cancer or uterine cancer.

Supporting health with phytopreparations

medpro has specially developed phytopreparations that can specifically support women’s health and the health of the uterus. Bioactive and even multi-patented premium active ingredients in indole-3-carbinol, artemisinin 600mg, CURCUMIN combi™ and other preparations help to protect cells and have many positive effects on the immune system. Under certain circumstances, the body may be able to eliminate degenerated cells in advance.

Some studies with these highly developed herbal substances have shown that the ingredients can provide support specifically for hormone-related cancers. Do you have questions about which preparations are specifically suitable for you? Then contact our experts in the medpro network personally and in confidence.

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