Dixie Carter Cancer Death: Endometrial Cancer?

After a few days of non-disclosure to the public, Dixie Carterís cause of death has finally been revealed.

Publicist Steve Rohr said on Sunday that Dixie Carter cause of death was related to complications of Endometrial cancer.

So Dixie Carter died of cancer as everyone speculated. What is Endometrial Cancer and who is affected by it?
How do you know if you have Endometrial Cancer? How can you detect this type of cancer?
Dixie Carter was the best, I hope she is in peace now.

asked by Callie in Celebrity | 3087 views | 04-12-2010 at 03:40 PM

Carter suffered from endometrial cancer, which forms in the the tissue lining the uterus.
With probably thousands of terms relating to the disease cancer, what is this Endometrial Cancer? According to medical terms, Endometrial Cancer refers to several types of malignancy which arise from the endometrium, or lining of the uterus. It may sometime be referred to as uterine cancer.

If 2010 is anything like 2009, about 42,000 new cases of endometrial cancer will be diagnosed, and nearly 8,000 women will die of the disease. As we remember those who have succumbed to the disease, including actress Dixie Carter, it is important that women understand the risk factors for endometrial cancer that may prevent them from being one of these statistics.

Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. Most cases occur in postmenopausal women, whose periods have stopped. The first sign is generally abnormal bleeding, but other symptons often include prolonged periods or bleeding between them, any bleeding after menopause, abnormal (non-bloody) discharges, pelvic pain, painful intercourse and unplanned weight loss.

Treatment varies depending on your overall health, how advanced the cancer is and whether hormones affect its growth. Treatment is usually a hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove the uterus. Other options include hormone therapy and radiation.

Although the diagnosis of endometrial cancer is difficult to receive, the good news is that this type of cancer is often found at its earliest, most treatable stage.

Rest in peace Dixie Carter.

answered by Mercy | 04-12-2010 at 03:52 PM

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