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stage 4 uterine cancer prognosis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Spread to other area: Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b).
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cancer has spread: Stage 4 of most cancers means that it has spread beyond the organ involved and regional lymph nodes to other organs. This is true for uterine cancers.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Advanced: Usually this means that the cancer is at an advanced stage. Either the cancer is invading abdominal areas and therefore beyond the scope of surgery or ... Read More
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Stage 4 Uterine CA: Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb di ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Tumor stage: Declares extent by t, n and m characteristics at the start. Many confuse "stage" as a calendar and a step-wise progression that can be predictably ti ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Musinski
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine : Uterine cancer has two forms: endometrial cancer and cervical cancer. We screen for cervical cancer with examinations and pap (papanicolau) tests. End ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on stage: Early stage disease has excellent prognosis.
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Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: Without knowing all the details it's not possible to give specific advice other than: Speak with her physician. Is she on Hospice care? If not, it may ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterecto ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Higby
51 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends on staging: If you've been diagnosed, the next question is to determine the stage. That would involve tests. The stage would determine the treatment. If you ha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Not completely: You cannot completely prevent endometrial cancer. You can lower your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising 30 minutes per day, taking birth ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It can.: The most definitive study that looked at uterine cancer rates associated with tamoxifen found that women had twice the risk of developing uterine canc ... Read More

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