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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Female reproductive: Cancer of any female genitals, or reproductive organs

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jekwon Yeh
12 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: absolutely, that is an age that cervical cancer can appear.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
VaginaOvaryUterus: Gynecologic cancers affect the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tube and ovaries.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes but rare: Children and young adults are not immune from getting cancers, however fortunately the incidence is very low.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a di ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Yes: Untreated bladder cancer can metastasize to other organs and structures when left untreated. The more aggressive the bladder cancer, the higher the li ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
no: A pap smear is rather limited to assessing the cells of the external cervix for signs of transformation toward cancer.The other problems mentioned are ... Read More
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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
No: Chrmotherapy is used for cancers that have spread beyond the wall of the intestine and into the nodes. For tumors that are confined to the wall of the ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: In some people there is a link. Genetic mutations can be passed through families that iincrease risk for both breast and colon cancer. These syndrom ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Characteristic of : Some (lung cancer n general, specifically show with small cell), others, highly unusual (primary brain tumors). More fascinating is organotropism - pr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a wo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Some times: Genetic abnormalities like brca 1 increase the risk for both ovarian and colon cancer. In most cases the two are not related. Please see this site fo ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
GYN oncology: These are the doctors who have trained in ob/gyn and than they have gone on and done additional training just to learn how to take care of women's gyn ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes. Sorry, i don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but q ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Yes: One of the potential side effects for radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer is rectal bleeding. This can occur after brachytherapy or external b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Location: Cancers that arise from the epithelium of the large intestine are similar in most ways whether they are in the colon or rectum. Discussions of "colon ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: They are epithelial (skin) cancers.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
No: In general, breast cancers which are positive for hormone receptors have a better prognosis than those which are not.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is reasonably good way to look at the ovaries. A transvaginal ultrasound can get a pretty good look at the endometrium. Hope this helps.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possible: Breast cancer can metastasize. The risk is really dependent on the stage. For a stage i, the risk is.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get a real Rx: Despite all the rubbish on the internet, if you actually have cancer, and you opt against appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, you wil ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then proba ... Read More

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