About Uterine Cancer
Uterine cancer refers to any cancer affecting the tissue within the uterus, a hollow organ where the fetus develops. It is the most common type of gynecological cancer in the United States. Most uterine cancers affect the endometrial cells, which form the lining of the uterus, but there are other types of uterine cancer, like uterine sarcoma. Uterine sarcoma affects the cells in the muscles of the uterus as well as other non-endometrial tissues that support the structure of the uterus.
While uterine cancer can affect all women, the risk increases with age. Uterine cancer is most commonly diagnosed in women who are going through menopause or post-menopausal women.
Causes and Risk Factors
Uterine cancer is caused by a genetic mutation that causes cells within the uterus to grow unregulated. Over time, these abnormal cells can grow into a large mass which may become a tumor. If left untreated, the cancer cells can potentially spread to other tissues and organs in the body, a process known as metastasis.
The exact cause of this genetic mutation is not known, but certain personal and environmental factors may contribute to uterine cancer. Hormonal changes are the most significant risk factor. The ovaries are responsible for two main hormones, progesterone and estrogen, but certain diseases that affect the ovaries, including diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome, can cause fluctuations in these hormones that result in increased estrogen levels without increasing progesterone levels. This imbalance can increase the risk of endometrial cancer.
Lynch syndrome, also referred to as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, can increase the risk of colon and endometrial cancers. This syndrome is caused by an inherited gene mutation.
Other potential risk factors include:
- Age (being older than 50)
- Having a family member who has had colon, uterine, or ovarian cancer
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging
The most common early symptom of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge. The bleeding may be heavier or longer than normal or may occur outside of your normal periods. Vaginal bleeding can be particularly alarming in post-menopausal women. Other signs and symptoms may vary, but many patients diagnosed with uterine cancer experience pain or pressure in the pelvis.
These symptoms can potentially be caused by other issues not related to uterine cancer. The only way to know for sure that you have cancer is to get diagnosed by a professional. The diagnosis in each patient usually starts with a pelvic exam. From there, the oncologist may use imaging tests to create pictures of the uterus and examine the endometrium. The doctor may also perform a biopsy on the pelvic area, which involves removing some uterine tissue for laboratory analysis and examination to determine the presence of cancer cells.
Once the cancer has been diagnosed in the patient, the doctor will proceed to the staging process. Staging helps the oncologist determine the severity of the cancer, whether the disease has spread, and the proper targeted therapy plan necessary. Staging for uterine cancer ranges from Roman numerals I to IV. The higher the stage, the more severe the cancer and metastasis.
About Alternative/Natural Treatment of Uterine Cancer
Treatments for uterine cancer usually involve radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery to remove the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. However, these surgeries and targeted therapy options can be physically exhausting or difficult to endure if you already have a weakened immune system. Instead, you may opt for alternative and natural treatments or potential clinical trials, which provide gentle but effective options for the treatment of endometrial cancer without any of the negative side effects.
At Immunity Therapy Center, our team can work with you one-on-one to provide personalized treatment plans and build positive relationships to support the healing process. Contact us today to learn more about alternative treatment for uterine cancer.
Sources:Therapies we use
At Immunity Therapy Center, our goal is to provide objective, updated, and research-based information on all health-related topics. This article is based on scientific research and/or other scientific articles. All information has been fact-checked and reviewed by Dr. Carlos Bautista, a Board Certified Medical Doctor at Immunity Therapy Center. All information published on the site must undergo an extensive review process to ensure accuracy. This article contains trusted sources with all references hyperlinked for the reader's visibility.
Customized Care For the Body And The Mind
Discuss Your Custom Alternative Treatment Plan With Our Team Today
Hear from Our Patients
See why the Immunity Therapy Center is a trusted name for medical tourism and cancer treatment centers in Mexico.
Karla Leonard, from Riverside, CA, battled Stage IV metastatic breast cancer with unwavering determination. Despite her initial disbelief at her deteriorating health, she found hope in ITC. Choosing ITC for treatment in May 2013, Karla harbored high hopes. She pressed on despite her son’s reservations. From day one, ITC impressed her with excellent service and […]
Hailing from Calgary, Canada, Sadie Litosky’s life took a turn when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at just 19 years old. In a few short months, this first-year university student went from having a minor neck lump to facing breathing difficulties and chest pains. Sadie’s mother tirelessly researched treatment options worldwide and […]
Facing Stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Gabrielle Friscia and her family sought comprehensive treatment within their country’s borders. Unfortunately, their search came up short. By chance, it was Gabrielle’s father who discovered the ITC just days after her diagnosis. Initially skeptical about pursuing treatment in Mexico, like any patient, they embarked on this medical journey. The […]
Troy Clark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Prostate Cancer back in 2018. After watching his father go through chemo and radiation therapy on three different occasions, Troy wanted to explore other options. Through a referral of a friend, he found Immunity Therapy Center. “Everyone at ITC treats me with the utmost respect. What I get […]
“The Immunity Therapy Center Saved My Life and I Hope they Can Help You Too” On March 14th Debbie was diagnosed with a rare type of Ampullary and Liver Cancer. Her doctors told her that her diagnosis was essentially a death sentence. After some extensive research, Debbie discovered ITC online and decided it was worth […]
Martin Ocegueda is a resident of Temecula, California. In 2022, he arrived at ITC and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. After being told by prior doctors that he only had 3 months to live, Ocegueda knew he needed to seek alternative treatment. His mother referred him to ITC, as his sister received treatment […]
9 years ago Clara Kornelsen came to ITC for treatment after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Although she was living in Canada at the time and healthcare was free, she felt it was the right thing to come to ITC for treatment. Today, Clara is “strong and healthy as ever” and thanks Dr. Bautista for […]
Arthur Rivas, a California resident and Master of Science and Nursing, was diagnosed with Stage 3A Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Arthur, who has spent most of his life caring for others through the field of nursing, never thought he would be the one requiring extensive medical attention. With so much knowledge in the medical field, […]
Peter Richardson was having significantly increasing pain in his stomach earlier in February. Following doctors orders for treating constipation, Peter took laxatives and pain killers for 5 months, but nothing was helping. When he went back to the doctor a second time they did a CT scan and found a large mass in his abdomen […]
Prior to being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, Melissa Porter lead a very healthy lifestyle. While traveling in Costa Rica she found a lump in her right underarm that was found to be Cancerous. When Melissa returned home she researched a variety of alternative treatment options and after being told about Immunity Therapy Center by her […]