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Screening for Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Screening for Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

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The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Tests are given to people who do not have current symptoms, but who may be at high risk.

There are no screening tests for uterine cancer.

Screening tests may be given to people who are at high risk starting at age 35. This may be done with endometrial biopsy or transvaginal ultrasound.


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  • Elizabeth Margaret Prusak, MD
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