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How uterine cancer spread to us? I mean by only sexually or other way?

How uterine cancer spread to us? I mean by only sexually or other way?

Does not: Uterine cancer does not spread from one person to another. However, cervical cancer (which is the low end of the uterus) is caused by the human papilloma virus, which is spread by sexual intercourse and oral sex. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How long does it take uterine cancer to develop and how fast does it spread?

How long does it take uterine cancer to develop and how fast does it spread?

Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some will grow very rapidly and spread to distant sites of the body at an early stage. Others will grow slowly and never metastasize. It is very difficult to predict. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed a few months ago with uterine cancer. I've also recently discovered by pet scan possibility of esophagus cancer. Uterine spread to eso?

I was diagnosed a few months ago with uterine cancer. I've also recently discovered by pet scan possibility of esophagus cancer. Uterine spread to eso?

Not common: But possible. Another possibility would be another primary malignancy. Regardless you should discuss at length with your treating oncologist as this is becoming serious. ...Read more

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What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread? .

What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread? .

Hello.: Hello. Stage I uterine cancer means that the tumor has grown in to the endometrium and possibly into the myometrium of the uterus. Regarding what type of treatment will be recommended will depend on the stage and input from members of the treatment team. Possible treatments of uterine cancer includes: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatment. It means it has not spread outside the confines of the uterus. I consider all cancer to be serious but her doctor may be able to provide a better gauge for that. ...Read more

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My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

No way to tell: If she's relatively young, the possibility of li-fraumeni affecting the family is a concern. But there is no way, even if I had much more information, that I could tell you how much longer your loved one has with you -- even chief justice rehnquist survived a few years longer than he was supposed to. Cherish every day you have with her. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

Biopsy: Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer common in 18 year olds?

Extremely rare: Uterine cancer in an 18 y/o is extremely rare, but that does not mean, it can't happen. There is also always a possibility that the cancer in the uterus is not the "primary" site, but that a metastasis from a cancer that is more common in younger females has made it into the uterus, causing symptoms, and making it appear as if the cancer came from the uterus. ...Read more

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Is true that uterine cancer is hereditary?

Is true that uterine cancer is hereditary?

It can be: Some forms of uterine cancer may be hereditary, especially if there is a strong family history of other close relatives having certain cancers (colon cancer, uterine cancer, for example). Most cases are probably not hereditary, however. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms for uterine cancer?

Bleeding, pain, etc: Common uterine cancer symptoms are first and foremost abnormal bleeding and pain. Once more advanced it can start to cause rectal and bladder pain, irritation, or bleeding. It can also be detected on gynecologic exam with palpating and when suspected by endometrial sampling which is an outpatient simple procedure. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of uterine cancer?

What are the known symptoms of uterine cancer?

Irregular bleeding: May be asymptotic. Symptoms include, vaginal bleeding after menopause, prolonged periods or bleeding between periods
an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina
pelvic pain, pain during intercourse,
anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Uterine cancer?

What are some of the tests for Uterine cancer?

The tests for Uterine cancer include:: Transvaginal ultrasound, Endometrial biopsy, CT of pelvis, MRI of pelvis, Biopsy. ...Read more

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How likely is it that i'll survive from uterine cancer?

Good: Most uterine cancers are found in early stages and are curable with surgery. There are more aggressive forms and later stages that are more dangerous.
The important issues are the stage and the pathology. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: uterine cancer?

Uterine cancer: The uterus is the female organ in which conception and carrying of the fetus takes place. The cervix is the opening of the uterus. Cancers of the cervix are usually of squamous cell variety. The uterus usually develops cancer in the cells which develop the lining (which is shed every month). This type of cancer is of the adenocarcinoma variety. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer? Who usually suffers from it?

Vaginal Bleeding: Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
difficulty or pain when urinating
pain during sexual intercourse
pain in the pelvic area

are some of the more common symptoms.

Risk factors:
older women
obesity
family history of uterine/colon cancer

learn more on :
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Can you prevent uterine cancer?

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 control pills for one year or more, and avoiding estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy after menopause. ...Read more

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Can you have babies after uterine cancer?

Uterine cancer: Treatment for uterine cancer mainly hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy. After this surgery you can't have babies. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer 100% curable for the women of ae 47?

Is uterine cancer 100% curable for the women of ae 47?

It depends,,,: It depends on how early it's detected and what type it is. If there's pain, etc. And a woman goes to the doctor and it's caught early then it's likely cured, but if there isn't pain or bleeding or the symptoms are ignored and the woman sees the doctor later then it's less likely to be cured and can be advanced. ...Read more

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How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is standardly treated with surgery first. The surgery helps determine a patients stage. Based on their stage and features on their pathology report from their surgery they may be recommended to have further treatment with either chemotherapy and or radiation. ...Read more

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What kind of chemotherapy is used to treat uterine cancer?

Depends: This really depends on the stage (extent of disease) and histology (specific type) of the endometrial cancer. That having been said one of the more common chemotherapy regimens that is used for endometrial cancer patients is Carboplatin and taxol (paclitaxel). ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can uterine cancer grow in 12 months?

Yes it is expected: Cancer rarely sits still, so yes it is expected to keep growing with each day that goes by. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer genetic?

Is uterine cancer genetic?

Possible: In a sense all cancer is "genetic" in that it occurs do to changes in dna that cause cancer formation.

However, if your questions is about familial/inherited cancer, then most uterine cancer is not from an inherited increased cancer risk. But some uterine cancer may be related to cancer risk genes such as brca 1/2 and other genes. Genetic counselors can help determine. ...Read more

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How do you test for uterine cancer?

How do you test for uterine cancer?

Endometrial biopsy: By having a biopsy of the endometrium done by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer always related to hpv?

No: Cervical cancer is related to hpv. Uterine cancer is generally not related to hpv. Good review on the two below

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Hygiene: Clean clean and clean again, good hygiene, frequent change of cloths, bath if incontinent (Foley catheter if needed). ...Read more

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Does uterine cancer always come from the hpv?

No: Uterine cancers are not caused by hpv, cervical cancers, except for few rare exceptions, are caused by hpv. ...Read more

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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

NO, it does not: You may be confusing Arimidex (anastrozole) with Tamoxifen (which can cause uterine cancer although it is a rare complication. Arimidex (anastrozole) has no such problem. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more