Uterine Tumor Overview
What is a uterine tumor?
A woman with a uterine tumor has abnormal cells in the uterus that grow to form a mass in the uterus. There are two types of uterine tumors: malignant tumors and benign tumors. Malignant tumors spread to other organs, while benign tumors do not spread to other organs. Malignant uterine tumors are called uterine cancer. The most common benign uterine tumor is a uterine fibroid.
What are the symptoms of a uterine tumor?
Symptoms of a uterine tumor may include heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding after menopause, vaginal discharge, lower abdominal pain, low back pain, fatigue and weight loss.
How does the doctor treat a uterine tumor?
Treatment for a uterine tumor depends on the type of tumor. Treatment for a uterine tumor may include hormone therapy, surgery to remove the tumor, hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
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