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what does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
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).
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
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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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
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 it has spread to organs outside the abdomen. Many advanced cancers though can still be operated upon and chemotherapy or radiotherapy is given afterwards.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Besides cell phones, what are other sources of rf energy that cause cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Proof of cell: Phone link not yet in, microwaves are relatively safe, but radiation is in the electromagnetic spectrum and is a clear cause, and u-v light is part of the spectrum causing skin cancers. All seem to demonstrate direct links to dose and time of exposure. X-rays seem to have no threshold, but very low doses are very unliklely to lead to individual harm, but to a population, a small number will.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How come there are so many new drugs but we cannot find the cure for cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Cancer is not: One disease, or one genetic chnge, but many. Drugs are poisons with side effects, and tumors are smart enought to learn to resist. Single genetic mutations are cured with miracle drugs. Many drugs now hope to keep cancers at bay and allow you to live with the cancer rather than obliterating it. The most fearsome of cancers is glioblastoma (brain tumors) and pancreas cancer. Few baby steps only.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What's the most common sign of uterus polyps?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Bleeding: Some polyps are asymptomatic. However abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

What are the causes of precancerous changes of the uterine lining?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Excess estrogen: Your ovaries make estrogen every month and stimulate growth in the uterine lining. After ovulation they make Progesterone that matures the lining and prepares it for pregnancy. So, ovulation matures and sheds your lining every month and results on regular predictable periods. Pcos or perimenopause can result in prolonged missed ovulation and sometimes precancer.

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