July 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment by   in Cancer Treatment, Women's Health

Detecting Endometrial Cancer

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Endometrial cancer occurs in the endometrium – the inner lining of a woman’s uterus – and is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS estimates nearly 52,000 new cases of endometrial cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S. The good news is: The majority of endometrial cancers are detected and treated early with good outcomes. In fact, statistics show there are more than 600,000 women who are survivors of endometrial cancer. Currently, there is no screening test to detect endometrial cancer early in women who are at average risk for the cancer and have no symptoms. The familiar Pap test is effective at detecting cervical cancer and, in rare cases, may reveal unusual cells associated with endometrial cancer, says Troy Gatcliffe, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital. Because there is no specific...

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