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Does A Family History Of Uterine Fibroids Increase My Chance Of Getting Them
Yes: Fibroids are extremely common and there is a genetic predisposition or tendency to develop them. Fibroids are the #1 cause of hysterectomy. In one study, up to 70% white women and up to 80% of africanamerican women were found to have fibroids at some point in their lives. Many women with fibroids never know that they have them. They do not always cause symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Varies: The "family history" of colon cancer needs to be further clarified as to what type of family syndrome this is. A genetic counselor can help further define the risks and potential surveillance or treatment strategies. The increased risk may be small or may be very large. Specific genetic testing may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How high of a risk do I have of getting uterine, ovarian, breast, and colon cancer if I have a strong history these and more on both sides of my fam?
Quit smoking: Hello - smoking increases your risk of breast cancer (and many others). Alcohol (more than one drink per day) does as well. Regular excercise helps reduce your risk. Do a monthly self-breast exam after your period to check for new lumps. Discuss testing for a breast cancer gene with your doctor especially if many family members were affected or any of them were very young. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Fibroids can interfere with labor but it's rare. It depends of the size and location of the fibroid(s). If located in the lower uterine segment and large in size, fibroids have a higher chance of interfering with labor. However, generally speaking, most women with fibroids tend to have no problems with labor or delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: Majority of cancers are sporadic ( caused by environmental exposures and some other factors) in nature and not hereditary. However, if there are a lot of people in your family did have cancer- that would raise a suspicion of hereditary cancer syndrome may be present in the family. You should see a genetician/genetic counsellor to evaluate your cancer risk and further testing that you may need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It doesn't! : This is a myth that has been perpetuated for political reasons. It is not true. World experts have studied this question and they all agree: there is no increased risk of breast cancer in women who have had an induced or spontaneous abortion. To read more, check out this link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/causes/ere/workshop-report. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Fortunately these are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do you ask?: Never play "guess the odds" if there is any reason to think there is a cancer. I'm going to assume that a mass has been found in the ovary and that it's been recommended that a determination be made as to whether it's ovarian cancer. One-year-old girls can get ovarian cancer. ...Read more
I have a big family history of breast cancer. Is there anything i can do to lower the chances of getting it?
High risk program: It is important to know which members of your family are affected. This will determine if brca genetic testing is needed. I recommend you find a high risk program at a breast center to get a full evaluation and follow up. Once they have obtained all the info, they can recommend specific risk reducing measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With having pcos and a uteran septum am i better of getting the septum removed to increase my chances of conceiving?
For a teenager what things can increase my chances of getting cancer? My family has no background of it.
What's my risk of heart disease after a hysterectomy? My doctor recommended a hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy, but i've read it can increase my risk of heart disease. I already have some risk factors. Does a hysterectomy make my chances of de
Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?
Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The best scientific work has discredited the claim about breast cancer. This is being kept alive by politicians, not scientists. If you are considering ending your pregnancy for convenience, I would ask you to look at all your options, including bring your child to term and offering an adoption in a loving home. Only you can decide based on accurate information. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Usually this is only considered if the patient has a known genetic predisposition, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (associated with brca1 and brca2). Talk to your doctor to see if your family history meets the criteria for testing for an inherited cancer syndrome. Note that these syndromes only make up a small fraction of the cancer diagnosed here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One sexual partner: While the chances of dysplasia/cancer are low when you have only have a single sexual partner, your partner may not have only have a single partner, and therefore could infect you with hpv, the most common cause of cervical cancer. Do a pap smear and you will know if you are at risk. Using condoms or other barrier methods during sex will decrease your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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