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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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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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What is an endometrial mass? Fibroid or polyp? Bad? Have spotting between period too. Is this symptom?

What is an endometrial mass? Fibroid or polyp?  Bad?  Have spotting between period too. Is this symptom?

Spotting with either: Hi Lexa, An endometrial mass is any structure seen in the uterine cavity. A fibroid is a growth from the uterine muscle. This is covered by the lining cells of the uterus. A polyp is a growth of the lining cells of the uterus not associated with the muscle layer of the uterus. This is not a dangerous finding but one that is easily treated. The spotting that you experienced is a common symptom ...Read more

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What is implantation bleeding?, how long does it last?, is it rare for those who have kid already?

What is implantation bleeding?, how long does it last?, is it rare for those who have kid already?

I'd ignore it: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it happens at all. It's 99% internet gossip, which vastly over-emphasizes the idea and how useful it is. If - a big if - it happens at all it would be very light and would happen 6-7 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Why does spotting occurs before or after period? is it a sign of pregnancy mostly? or implantation bleeding? what is it actually?both?

Why does spotting occurs before or after period? is it a sign of pregnancy mostly? or implantation bleeding? what is it actually?both?

Neither one: 99% of spotting before or after a period is breakthrough bleeding. Before the period it's usually Progesterone breakthrough, after it's more likely estrogen breakthrough, but combinations are possible. A missed period is a sign of pregnancy nothing else is, "implantation bleeding" is mostly a myth. ...Read more

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Why do docs recommend removing cervical polyp while pregnant if the polyp is bleeding? Wouldn't the bleeding stop eventually or could it be endless?

Why do docs recommend removing cervical polyp while pregnant if the polyp is bleeding? Wouldn't the bleeding stop eventually or could it be endless?

Bleeding : Most of the cervical polyps are benign so normally they would leave it alone until after the pregnancy. If the polyp is rather large then they might be concerned that the bleeding might cover up other potentially important sources of bleeding related to the pregnancy. It is probably because of the size and continued bleeding that they want to take it out. ...Read more

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I found out some woman have implantation bleeding, i'm just not sure if thatweek. Could it be implantation bleeding, what do you recommend?

I found out some woman have implantation bleeding, i'm just not sure if thatweek. Could it be implantation bleeding, what do you recommend?

Sure, but: There is a long list of things that can make a woman bleed and think she's menstruating, when she's not. Implantation bleeding would be not be near the top of the list, however. ...Read more

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If symptoms already show like bleeding during intercourse..how long will i live without treatment if it is indeed cervical cancer?

If symptoms already show like bleeding during intercourse..how long will i live without treatment if it is indeed cervical cancer?

Wrong question!: Please forgive my rudeness. It's because I care about you and because your life may be in danger. Most bleeding during intercourse isn't due to cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are curable -- but only if you drop this superstitious, fatalistic, unrealistic attitude. Be an appropriately assertive woman. This is the 21st century. Pick up the phone NOW and ask to see your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

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 disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. ...Read more

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It is hard sometimes to tell if bleeding is menstruation or implantation.what happens if you take Clomid (clomiphene) during an implantation bleeding?

It is hard sometimes to tell if bleeding is menstruation or implantation.what happens if you take Clomid (clomiphene) during an implantation bleeding?

Simple answer: It's not implantation: that's mostly an internet myth. If it's heavy like a period and comes roughly ontime that's what it is. Implantation bleed - if it really happens at all - would be a few spots before a period and then followed by + pregnancy test. DO NOT ever take Clomid (clomiphene) until you are sure your period has started.I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though i've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says i'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though i've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says i'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

Several causes: If the ovaries fail prematurely it could be one cause. Has your gyn checked your pituitary gland? Your adrenals? Your liver? Have you gotten very thin? Theses are all areas i would suggest looking into. ...Read more

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Please answer my question how often does a person bleed if they have endometrical cancer in menopause?

Please answer my question how often does a person bleed if they have endometrical cancer in menopause?

Depends: Post-menopausal bleeding is never normal. It is always concerning for endometrial cancer, even if the bleeding is occasional vaginal spotting. Any patient with post menopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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I am 54 with atypical grandular on abnormal pap does this mean it could be cancer or ovanian cancer could you try to answer this scared .

I am 54 with atypical grandular on abnormal pap  does this mean it could be cancer or ovanian cancer could you try to answer this scared .

Concerning: This is relatively common and while you are wise to be concerned, if there is no visible lesion this is probably going to be manageable. Your next step will probably involve getting tissue for diagnosis, followed perhaps by some curative therapy if indicated. I admire your proactive approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?

For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?

The hypothesis is: that contraceptive hormones which block ovulation of reproductive age women seem (in epidemiological studies) to offer a reduced risk of certain types of ovarian cancers because they prevent the recurrent trauma/inflammation of follicular ruptures at ovulation. Since menopausal women no longer ovulate, these hormones are no longer protective. ...Read more

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What advice is there about coping with menopause without medication? Do you have a higher risk of cancer after menopause? I heard women/girls have a monthly menses b/c it was a way of your body getting cleaned out.. Is this true that when you get older an

What advice is there about coping with menopause without medication? Do you have a higher risk of cancer after menopause? I heard women/girls have a monthly menses b/c it was a way of your body getting cleaned out.. Is this true that when you get older an

Some : Some women definitely have more problems with others with menopause. You are correct, a healthy lifestyle can help with menopause symptoms. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, and limiting alcohol intake to no more than 2 glasses a day is beneficial. Ideally, a patient should exercise 30 minutes a day. Just walking is a perfect exercise. Weight-lifting can be beneficial to avoid loss of muscle mass. If a patient is hypothyroid, the best treatment is taking thyroid as you are. There are no other proven effective methods for the control of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to ...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 ...Read more