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Endometrial hyperplasia without atypia

This article was last reviewed on December 10, 2018 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Endometrial hyperplasia without atypia is a common non-cancerous condition associated with increased growth of the tissue that lines that inside of the uterus. In some situations, endometrial hyperplasia without atypia is considered a pre-cancerous condition because there is a very …
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Serous carcinoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on July 26, 2019. by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: Serous carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Serous carcinoma is an aggressive cancer that is more common in older women. The normal …
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Endometrioid carcinoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on July 25, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: Endometrioid carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Endometrioid carcinoma is the most common type of endometrial cancer among adult women. Your pathology …
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Secretory endometrium

This article was reviewed and updated on July 30, 2019 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Secretory endometrium means that the cells on the inside of the uterus are producing substances necessary to support implantation of an egg should conception occur. Secretory endometrium is a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The normal uterus and …
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Endometrial polyp

This article was last reviewed on March 6, 2019 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: An endometrial polyp is a non-cancerous growth that starts from the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Endometrial polyps are usually caused by conditions that result in high levels of estrogen such as high blood pressure, obesity, …
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Atrophic  endometrium

This article was reviewed by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC on December 7, 2018 Quick facts: Atrophic endometrium is a non-cancerous change that occurs in the tissue lining the inside of the uterus. Atrophic endometrial tissue is smaller than normal endometrial tissue and has lost some of its function. Atrophic endometrium is a common finding in …
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Disordered proliferative endometrium

This article was reviewed on November 20, 2018 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Disordered proliferative endometrium is a non-cancerous change that develops in the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. The glands in disordered proliferative endometrium are abnormal in both shape and size. There are many conditions that can cause a …
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