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How prevalent is endometrial cancer?
What are the symptoms?
Can endometrial cancer be detected early?
What are the risk factors?
If any medical treatments are ordered by my doctor, will my insurance cover them?
Who is part of the treatment team?



How prevalent is endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer is the most common of all reproductive cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, a woman's lifetime chance of getting endometrial cancer is 1 in 41.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of endometrial cancer include:

  • Bleeding or unusual vaginal discharge
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain in the pelvic area


Can endometrial cancer be detected early?

There is no routine screening for women at normal risk for endometrial cancer, so it's important to talk with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

What are the risk factors?

  • Age over 50
  • Race (Caucasian women also have a higher risk of developing uterine cancers than women of other races.)
  • Post-menopause
  • Prolonged used of estrogen-based hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Tamoxifen usage


If any medical treatments are ordered by my doctor, will my insurance cover them?

Depending on the type of coverage, most commercial insurance carriers will pay the major share of the cost. You should always consult your insurance company to determine proper coverage.

Who is part of the treatment team?

The team at Advocate Christ Medical Center is staffed by a specially trained team of gynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, reconstructive urologists, pathologists, genetics counselors and nurses, who are dedicated to caring for patients with endometrial cancer. You will remain under the care of your primary care physician while you are treated by the specialists at Christ Medical Center. To ensure that your physician is kept up-to-date, our team will provide ongoing reports on the progress you have made.

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