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  Endometrial Cancer  
 
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Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. It is the fourth most common cancer found in women after breast, lung and colon cancer. Endometrial cancer usually begins in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. Endometrial cancer most often occurs after the reproductive years, between the ages of 60 and 70. Endometrial cancer is sometimes called uterine cancer, but there are other cells in the uterus that can become cancerous as well. These form much less common cancers called sarcomas and account for less than 5% of uterine cancers. Endometrial cancer is often detected at an early stage because it frequently produces vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods or after menopause. If discovered early, this slow-growing cancer is likely to be confined to the uterus. Removing the uterus surgically often eliminates the cancer. In fact, stage I endometrial cancer is successfully treated more than 90 percent of the time. Unfortunately, not everyone can be successfully treated because the cancer may have spread beyond the uterus at the time of diagnosis.
 

 
 

Conditions that suggest Endometrial Cancer:
 
 
Uro-Genital  Metrorrhagia
 
 

Risk factors for Endometrial Cancer:
 
 
Hormones  Low Melatonin Level
 A 1998 report found an extraordinarily strong correlation between melatonin level and endometrial cancer. Women were selected who appeared that they might have endometrial cancer. The women who in fact did not have endometrial cancer had an average melatonin level of 33. The women who had endometrial cancer had an average melatonin level of 6. There was little overlap between groups - by using melatonin levels alone, 94% of the patients could have been correctly categorized. A 1992 report proposed that decreased melatonin levels could contribute to endometrial cancer.

Symptoms - Reproductive - Female Cycle

  Postmenopausal bleeding
 The most common sign of endometrial cancer is unusual bleeding from the vagina, especially bleeding that occurs after passing through menopause.


Counter-indicators:
  Total/radical hysterectomy or hysterectomy with one ovary or hysterectomy with both ovaries
 
 

Endometrial Cancer suggests the following may be present:
 
 
Hormones  Low Melatonin Level
 A 1998 report found an extraordinarily strong correlation between melatonin level and endometrial cancer. Women were selected who appeared that they might have endometrial cancer. The women who in fact did not have endometrial cancer had an average melatonin level of 33. The women who had endometrial cancer had an average melatonin level of 6. There was little overlap between groups - by using melatonin levels alone, 94% of the patients could have been correctly categorized. A 1992 report proposed that decreased melatonin levels could contribute to endometrial cancer.
 
 

Endometrial Cancer can lead to:
 
 
Uro-Genital  Metrorrhagia
 
 

Recommendations for Endometrial Cancer:
 
 
BotanicalNot recommended:
  Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
 Women with endometrial cancer should avoid this herb because of possible negative hormonal influences.
 
 


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