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Does Having An Aunt With Uterine Cancer Make Me More Likely To Have One Too
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
I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome.What does this mean for my children?
Genetic testing: You may want to do the genetic testing and see if you carry the genetic abnormality. If you do have it as well- there is a risk for other cancer as well like breast cancer and colon cancer. Your genetician will be able to tell you more specifically about the type of genetic abnormality and how high is your risk. You and children then should be aware and do the appropriate cancer screening test. ...Read more
Screening for uterine cancer? Are there any tests that can find uterine cancer early, before symptoms show up? My aunt died from uterine cancer that wasn’t diagnosed until stage 4. ’m afraid i’ll get it, too and i want to find it as early as possible.
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
Not necessarily: You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: A recent study showed that only 4% of women with uterine ca had a colon polyp at the time of their hysterectomy. Colon ca is even less related to cevical cancer. But several families (lynch syndrome) have hereditary colon polyps, uterine cancer, and breast cancer. See a doc if you have this type of family history. And you still need a colonoscopy at age 50, as we are all at risk as we get older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause of cancer: is something very much debated about by experts. Focus on overall health and a good relationship w/your doctor so that you can be monitored and treated early if needed. It is generally agreed that cancer cells love sugar and dislike oxygen so lifestyles to keep that in my can be helpful for overall health. Peace and good health. Genes are a factor but not the whole picture. ...Read more
It's possible: As with any cancer your risk of dying from it is related to many things including the stage of the cancer. Typically the higher the stage the higher the chances of dying from cancer. Stage is made up of 3 things: the local extent of the disease (t), whether there are regional lymph nodes involved (n), and whether there is any distant involvement of disease (m). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer