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Uterine Cancer Quiz
by Staff
Uterine cancer is a common type of cancer in females that can raise many questions. Take our quiz and test yourself to how well you do on this subject.

Which of the following is not a risk factor for developing uterine cancer?

  • being over age 50
  • being overweight
  • having high blood pressure
  • having multiple sexual partners

Structural causes of excessive menstrual bleeding, also called abnormal uterine bleeding, include:

  • benign fibroids
  • polyps, scar tissue, infection
  • precancerous conditions
  • all of the above

During a dilation and curettage (D & C), the opening of the cervix is dilated to allow an instrument to be passed through the cervix and into the uterine cavity to:

  • remove any growths
  • stop abnormal bleeding
  • check for signs of cancer
  • all of the above

Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy involves:

  • removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries through an incision in the abdomen
  • removal of the fallopian tubes and the ovaries through the vagina
  • removal of the cervix and ovaries through an incision in the abdomen
  • removal of the uterus and part of the vagina through the vagina

A radical hysterectomy differs from a total abdominal hysterectomy in that:

  • the lymph nodes are left intact
  • the parametrial (a portion of the uterus) and paravaginal supporting structures are removed
  • the ovaries are left intact
  • part of the urethra is rerouted