How To Diagnose Endometrial Cancer?


I always feel abdominal pain. Do I have endometrial cancer? How to diagnose it?


There are some diagnostic tests to identify if you have endometrial cancer.

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer includes:

  • Physical exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Dilation and curettage


What are the test to find cancer?


To check your symptoms, your doctor will ask your medical history and do a physical exam. This will include a pelvic exam. And an endometrial biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, which removes a small sample of the lining of the uterus.

Other tests may include:

  • A transvaginal pelvic ultrasound. This uses sound waves to create images of the uterus. The images can show how thick the endometrium is. A thick endometrium can be a sign of cancer is postmenopausal women. Ultrasound also can help show whether cancer has grown into the uterine muscle.
  • A hysteroscopy. This allows your doctor to view the inside of the uterus and get an endometrial tissue sample.
  • Dilation and curettage. This test is done to get a sample of tissue from the inside of the uterus. It may be done at the same time as a hysteroscopy.

The results of tests may show that you have endometrial hyperplasia, but it does not mean that you will have endometrial cancer.


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