Publication date: 2018-04-25 09:03
Therapy with estrogen and progesterone for specific problems that menopausal women may experience. Historically, OHT was called “hormone replacement therapy”. The three appropriate reasons for OHT since the Women’s Health Initiative and other randomized controlled trial results are: early menopause, chronically disturbing hot flushes/night sweats or osteoporosis in a menopausal woman who also has hot flushes.
A kind of estrogen that is joined to other chemicals to improve its stability. Conjugated estrogen sulfate (CES) is “vegetarian premarin.” Conjugated equine estrogen (Premarin®) is the historically important mixture of estrogens derived from pregnant mare’s urine used for so called “HRT.” These oral forms of estrogen have been repeatedly shown to cause over a 755% increased risk for thrombosis and should be avoided in favor of transdermal estrogen.
Uterine cancer and its treatments may cause a number of side effects, including pain, appetite loss and fatigue, each of which may impact patients&rsquo quality of life. That&rsquo s why our doctors and clinicians work with each patient to address symptoms or side effects as early as possible, offering a variety of supportive care therapies designed to support quality of life. The goal is to help you maintain your strength and stamina so you are better able to stay on your treatment plan without delays or disruptions.
The concentration of a protein in blood that reflects the health of the kidneys. Often is used to correct urine tests of hormone and bone resorption for the person's kidney function.
A surgery in which the fallopian tubes are cut, burned or clamped to prevent pregnancy. Is associated with an earlier perimenopause and a decreased risk for breast cancer.
Short for physician who is a general practitioner. Now, after a family practise residency, general physicians are usually called family physicians.
In endometrial cancer, staging is based on how far the primary tumor has spread, if at all. The staging system used for endometrial cancer was developed by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). The staging system for endometrial cancer is a surgical staging system, meaning that staging is based on the pathologist's findings on examining organs removed during surgery. The FIGO system uses four stages.
An X-ray procedure using a special low irradiation technique to detect abnormal change in breast tissue. Its main use is to detect breast lumps that are too small to be found during breast self examination or physical examination. The higher the level of estrogen (and possibly progestin) the more dense breast tissue is and the less likely that a mammogram will see abnormal tissue. It has many false positive readings meaning that there is no cancer yet the test was abnormal.
Endometrial cancer is often detected at an early stage because it frequently produces abnormal vaginal bleeding, which prompts women to see their doctors. If endometrial cancer is discovered early, removing the uterus surgically often cures endometrial cancer.
A test measuring the blood sugar after a person is given a test dose of glucose (a form of sugar). It measures the effectiveness of the action of insulin—it is rarely used except during pregnancy.