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Leiomyoma

This article was reviewed and updated on September 1, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: A leiomyoma is a non-cancerous tumour that develops from the muscle inside the uterus. Leiomyomas are very common among women 20 to 50 years of age. Although they are non-cancerous, the tumour can grow to become 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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Clear cell carcinoma

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

This article was reviewed and updated on July 30, 2019 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Proliferative endometrium is a normal change that occurs in the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) near the beginning of the menstrual cycle. In proliferative endometrium, the tissue is growing and cells dividing to …
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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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Carcinosarcoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on March 24, 2019 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Français Quick facts: Endometrial carcinosarcoma is an aggressive form of cancer that starts in the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. It is called carcinosarcoma because unlike most tumours, it made up of two parts, a carcinoma and …
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Atypical glandular cells (AGS)

This article was last reviewed by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC on December 24, 2019 Quick facts: Atypical glandular cells means that abnormal cells were seen on your Pap smear. It is a description and not a final diagnosis. Causes include cancer, infection, inflammation, pregnancy, or previous radiation to the cervix or endometrium. Atypical glandular cells is …
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