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Dilation & curettage for uterine cancer

What is dilation & curettage (D&C)?

During a dilation & curettage (D&C) procedure, your doctor will first dilate (widen/open) the cervix. Then, your doctor will scrape the lining of the uterus (curettage) in order to examine tissue under a microscope.

A D&C is usually performed under general anesthesia.

Dilation & curettage for uterine cancer

When biopsy results are unclear or enough tissue can’t be removed, your doctor may perform a D&C to detect uterine cancer.
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