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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Update for Article on Post-Menopausal Bleeding

Last month I wrote about the possibility that vitamin K might help post-menopausal bleeding. Today I found out the person who inspired that article has adenocarcinoma of the uterus. It seems to still be in the early stages, and more tests will be done pronto to determine the best course of action.

I'm all for remedies, but this really shook me up - not that I missed the serious underlying cause, I had no clue - but that her doctors didn't move more swiftly to check out this possibility. I just can't imagine them not knowing.

So today's article isn't about a remedy, it's to alert anyone who read my earlier post or anyone else who might be helped by knowing that:

"The most frequent symptom of cancer of the uterus is abnormal bleeding. In postmenopausal women any bleeding is considered cancer of the uterus until proven not to be." [source]

Please read this article about adenocarcinoma, which gives a good basic description of it, along with information about stages and statistics for prognosis.

Remedies are great, but only if you have the correct diagnosis to begin with, and if the remedy is safe and applicable to the given condition. Once you have ruled out the more serious possibilities (and you're sure your doctors have, too!) consider remedies as a choice for enhancing your quality of life.

It may be a few days before I post again...

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