What is Endometrial Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix?
Endometrial Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix is the 10th most common type of cancer. It is a common type of cervical cancer in menopausal women and usually develops in the cervix in women between the ages of 50 and 60. It is very rare in women under 40. Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation or the end of the menstrual cycle at the age of 51. It has low tendency to spread to the other distant parts of the body.
What is Cervix?
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus; it is cylinder-shaped and connects the uterus with the vagina in the female body.
There is no well-known cause. No association was found between human papilloma virus infection and the development of endometrial carcinoma of the cervix. Excess or higher estrogen levels can cause endometrial adenocarcinoma of the cervix.
Signs and Symptoms
In the early stages of cervical adenocarcinoma, the patient usually does not have any signs or symptoms. The common signs and symptoms are:
- Bleeding from the vagina after sexual intercourse
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina between the two menstrual cycles
- Abnormal watery discharge from the vagina with the smell
- Pain in the pelvic region or lower part of the abdomen during the sexual intercourse
- Pain while passing urine
- Unexplained weight loss
- Excessive sweating at night
Following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make the diagnosis. These are
- Complete blood count ( CBC)
- Serum tumour markers
- Imaging techniques like ultrasonography (USG), CT-scan, MRI, and X-Ray to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumour.
- Pelvic examination through per-speculum examination of the vagina, cervix, and ovaries. A speculum is a gynecological instrument used to visualize the vaginal wall, cervix, uterus, and ovaries to detect any abnormality.
- Surgery is the most common and effective treatment for endometrial cervical carcinoma. Other treatment options are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.
What Support can we Give for Endometrial Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix?
Endometrial Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Endometrial Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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