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Cancer of the uterus

Cancer of the uterus - Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Cancer of the Uterus

​The procedures used to diagnose cancer of the uterus include an endometrial biopsy, in which tissue from the uterus is removed and examined in a laboratory. Sometimes, hysteroscopy may be done. This is a procedure in which the inside of the uterus is examined with an instrument called a hysteroscope, which resembles a thin telescope. Sometimes, the patient may have to have a procedure called dilatation and curettage (D&C) in the hospital. In D&C, the cervix is slightly widened and tissue is gently scraped or suctioned from the lining of the uterus and the cervix for examination in a laboratory.

The Pap smear test, while an important part of a regular check-up, is not a dependable test for uterine cancer. It can detect cancer or pre-cancer of the cervix, but may indicate uterine cancer in about half the cases.

Cancer of the uterus - Other Information

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