Uterine Cancer Quiz
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.
Question 1 of 5
Which of the following is not a risk factor for developing uterine cancer?
... Major risk factors include: being overweight, being over the age of 50, having high blood pressure, having diabetes, taking estrogen replacement therapy, having a history of irregular periods and late onset of menopause.
Question 2 of 5
Structural causes of excessive menstrual bleeding, also called abnormal uterine bleeding, include:
... Structural causes of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) include fibroids, polyps, scar tissue, infection and precancerous conditions. The condition may also be caused by hormone-related conditions, including menopause and thyroid and adrenal gland imbalance.
Question 3 of 5
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:
... A D & C is a therapeutic procedure to remove any growths, alleviate abnormal uterine bleeding and check for signs of cancer. However, D & Cs stop abnormal bleeding only temporarily, usually for about three months, and then a woman typically resumes heavy periods.
Question 4 of 5
Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy involves:
... In addition to removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries, lymph nodes in the pelvis may be taken out. The lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures that are found throughout the body. They produce and store infection-fighting cells, but may contain cancer cells.
Question 5 of 5
A radical hysterectomy differs from a total abdominal hysterectomy in that:
... A total hysterectomy involves removal of the whole uterus and cervix.
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