Malignant mixed Mullerian tumor
Other Names for this Disease
- Mixed Mullerian tumor
- Mixed tumor, Mullerian
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Your QuestionMy mom passed away with MMT Uterine Cancer. The doctors tell me its very rare. I'm still unsure and wanted to know more about this cancer and if it is genetic.
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Presently, most mixed Mullerian tumors (MMMT) are thought to occur by chance. There have been rare reports of MMMT developing in individuals with Lynch syndrome, a condition in which individuals have a genetic predisposition to develop certain cancers, including uterine cancer. Researchers have identified other risk factors for the development of this type of tumor. These risk factors include: nulliparity, older age ( > 50 years old), obesity, exposure to estrogen and long term use of tamoxifen. Oral contraceptive use has been found to help lower the risk of developing a malignant mixed Mullerian tumor.
Last updated: 12/10/2012
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