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dilation and curettage

[die-lay-shun and cure-uh-TAZH] also called D & C. A procedure in which the cervix is opened slightly so that tissue from the lining of the uterus (womb) can be removed. This is often used to get tissue for biopsy. In some cases, all of the contents of the uterus are removed. See also biopsy, cervix, uterus.

How is uterine sarcoma diagnosed?

... microscope. The tissue can be sampled by endometrial biopsy or by dilation
and curettage (D&C). Often ... Dilation and curettage. If the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-diagnosis

How is endometrial cancer diagnosed?

... This is usually done with the patient awake, using a local anesthesia
(numbing medicine). Dilation and curettage (D&C). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-diagnosis

Cancer Glossary

... d. D & C Search. see dilation and curettage. debulk Search [de-bulk].
to surgically reduce the volume or amount of cancer ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=d

How is endometrial cancer diagnosed?

... Tissue can be taken out by doing an endometrial biopsy or by a D & C (dilation
and curettage). These are described below. Endometrial biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/overviewguide/endometrial--uterine--cancer-overview-diagnosed

Uterine Sarcoma

... microscope. The tissue can be sampled by endometrial biopsy or by dilation
and curettage (D&C). Often ... Dilation and curettage If the ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003145-pdf.pdf

Treatment of gestational trophoblastic disease by type and ...

... The standard treatment for women who may wish to have children in the future
is to remove the tumor by suction dilation and curettage (D&C). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gestationaltrophoblasticdisease/detailedguide/gestational-trophoblastic-disease-treating-by-stage

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer Overview

... Tissue can be taken out by doing an endometrial biopsy or by a D & C (dilation
and curettage). These are described below. Page 9. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003048-pdf.pdf

Surgery for gestational trophoblastic disease | American ...

... Next Topic. Chemotherapy for gestational trophoblastic disease. Surgery for
gestational trophoblastic disease. Suction dilation and curettage (D&C). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gestationaltrophoblasticdisease/detailedguide/gestational-trophoblastic-disease-treating-surgery

Can endometrial cancer be prevented?

... Hormone therapy for endometrial cancer”) and a dilation and curettage (D&C)
or hysterectomy can prevent hyperplasia from becoming cancerous. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-prevention

What is gestational trophoblastic disease? | American Cancer ...

... The surgery used to treat a hydatidiform mole (called suction dilation
and curettage, or D&C) scrapes the inside of the uterus. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gestationaltrophoblasticdisease/detailedguide/gestational-trophoblastic-disease-what-is-g-t-d