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Doctor insights on: Does Tamoxifen Cause Ovarian Or Cervical Cancer

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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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Upper right quadrant pain radiating to left side. Should i get tested for ovarian or cervical cancer?

Upper right quadrant pain radiating to left side. Should i get tested for ovarian or cervical cancer?

Other ideas: Based on these symptoms, i would focus more on gallbladder and pancreas issues. But if you are having abnormal menstruation, then a gynecologic evaluation is certainly reasonable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cervical cancer and ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me more about cervical cancer and ovarian cancer?

Be specific?: We only have four hundred characters. This is best for narrow, focused questions. Mayo's is great for this stuff http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/con-20028096 etc the nci can find studies you can be part of. ...Read more

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Can colitis present the same symptoms of ovarian/cervical cancer?

Please Tell Us: What do you think the symptoms of ovarian and cervical cancer are? What are the symptoms you are currently feeling? ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good resource/support websites for young women with ovarian, endometrial or cervical cancer?

Can you suggest some good resource/support websites for young women with ovarian, endometrial or cervical cancer?

ACS: If you want resources for gyn cancer, the ACS site is excellent: Here is the link to cervical cancer. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/index Hope this helps! V ...Read more

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I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

No, No, yes: A hysteroscopy is a procedure where a camera is advanced into the uterus. It is usually performed in the setting of abnormal bleeding and also in infertility workups. It can be used to detect uterine cancer, but not cervical or ovarian. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting ovarian and cervical cancer?

What are the chances of getting ovarian and cervical cancer?

Low. The rates are.: 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer (NCI estimate) occurred in the US in 2008. It is crucial to recognize that the majority of these cases could have been prevented with regular Pap screening. In the future, vaccination will likely reduce this rate significantly. In 2010 about 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed. Oca is more age-associated than Cca. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in cervical cancer vs signs of a ovarian cyst?

What symptoms are common in cervical cancer vs signs of a ovarian cyst?

Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cysts are rarely symptomatic and do not cause vaginal bleeding. Cervix cancer will cause abnormal vaginal bleeding as the main feature/symptom. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian pain after intercourse i'm two years post hysterectomy from cervical cancer..Why the pain?

I have right ovarian pain after intercourse i'm two years post hysterectomy from cervical cancer..Why the pain?

Scar tissue: Surgery results in post-operative healing--which generally gives you scarring. The scarring causes unusual pressure or pulling on the organs that remain, which can pull the nerves -- resulting in pain. Different positions may also result in more pain than others. Perhaps you can try something else that would be more comfortable. ...Read more

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My dad's mom had cervical cancer/he had stage 3 nasal pharynax cancer/ i had a borderline malignant mucinous ovarian tumor(10lbs)/am i @ risk 4 cancer?

Do yourself a favor: I appreciate what a confusing time this must be. It appears that you have asked several questions all of which should have been addressed by your physician. You had cancer and you were probably cured. You need to keep up close surveillance for cancer like everyone else, be glad for your life being saved, and get on with productive living. Your physician can be your guide here. ...Read more

Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more