How To Diagnose Endometrial Cancer?

Q:

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

A:

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

Q:

What are the test to find cancer?

A:

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.

 

Keywords: endometrial cancer ultrasound, endometrial carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma may be detected

 

 

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