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Uterine Cancer - Diagnosis

Tests and procedures used to diagnose uterine cancer include:

  • Pelvic examination
    • Your doctor will examine the uterus, vagina, ovaries and rectum to look for any lumps or abnormalities.
  • Ultrasound scan
    • Ultrasound scans use sound waves to create an image of the pelvic region to identify abnormalities in the endometrium or any abnormally sized/shaped organs. A trans-vaginal ultrasound may be performed to get a better view of the uterus by inserting a wand-like ultrasound device into the vagina.
  • Hysteroscopy
    • During a hysteroscopy, the doctor inserts a thin, flexible, lighted tube (hysteroscope) through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. The hysteroscope allows the doctor to examine the inside of the uterus and endometrium.
  • Endometrial biopsy
    • A biopsy is required for a definite diagnosis. A small amount of uterine tissue is removed using suction from a thin tube inserted through the cervix into the uterus. This tissue is then examined under the microscope to look for cancer cells.
  • Dilatation and curettage (D&C)
    • D&C is a surgical procedure to remove tissue for testing. During the procedure, 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.

Uterine Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Uterine Cancer - Post-surgery care

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