This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer -related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.
This summary contains the following key information:
Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
By federal law, the possession of Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is illegal in the United States.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
transvaginal pelvic ultrasound. This uses sound waves
to create images of the uterus. The images can show how thick the endometrium
is. A thick endometrium can be a sign of cancer in
postmenopausal women. Ultrasound also can help show
whether cancer has grown into the uterine muscle.
hysteroscopy. This allows your doctor to view the
inside of the uterus and get an endometrial tissue sample.
Dilation and curettage (D&C). This test is done to
get a sample of tissue from the inside of the uterus. It may be
done at the same time as a hysteroscopy.
Testing for endometrial cancer may show that you have
endometrial hyperplasia. This is not cancer but may
develop into cancer. One type of hyperplasia, atypical adenomatous hyperplasia,
progresses to cancer in about 1 out of 3 women.2
Tests to see if the cancer has spread
If cancer is found, surgery is done to find out how much the cancer has grown (stage and grade) and to treat it at the same time.
Before surgery, an imaging test may be done to see if cancer has spread to the abdomen and pelvis. This helps with
planning for treatment. Imaging tests may include a CT scan or an MRI.