Donna Beatrice & Endometrial Cancer - Adventist HealthCare

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Published on November 07, 2012

Donna Beatrice & Endometrial Cancer

Donna Beatrice
Patient: Donna Beatrice, Gaithersburg, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Laparoscopic Surgery

Doctor: G. Scott Rose, MD

Donna Beatrice, 63, ignored the bleeding for about four months.

“I kind of stalled,” she says.

But after her gynecologist, Stephen Lakner, M.D., noticed the spotting at her yearly exam, things starting moving very quickly for the Gaithersburg resident.

“I was concerned because postmenopausal bleeding can be a sign of cancer of the uterus,” Dr. Lakner says. “A biopsy showed endometrial cancer, which is cancer in the lining of the uterus.”

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