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Does The Pill Protect You From Ovarian And Uterine Cancer
Will the doc do other testing for ovarian and uterine cancer other than pap smear if I have symptoms?
Yes: Pap tests are only a screening test for cervical cancer. Unfortunately, there are no screening tests for uterine or ovarian cancer, although research is continuing. However, if you are experiencing symptoms, gynecologists should first perform a pelvic exam. A pelvic ultrasound or endometrial biopsy can also be helpful depending on your symptoms. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Unless you have abnormal bleeding or an abnormal endometrium on a pelvic ultrasound, the risk is low. You have no higher risk because of premature ovarian failure and actually it is probably lower than average. It is also low in women under the age of 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap test: The best way to screen for cervical cancer is to get a pap test, which is recommended every 3 years between the ages of 21 and 65. There are ways to screen for ovarian and uterus cancer, but they have not been shown to actually work to reduce deaths from these diseases. A good resource for research-proven prevention strategies is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My maternal grandmother had ovarian or uterine cancer, and died when she was in her mid 40's but from a blood clot. What are my risks?
Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. ) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are uterine cancer, endometrial / ovarian cancer, and uterine fibroids/other abnormalities detected through pap smear other than cervical cancer?
No.: Pap smears sample cervical cells only.Get a more detailed answer ›
32 yo- periods nml 7 days & heavy. Last 2 were light and 3-5 days. Preg neg- pelvic exam & pap 1 mo ago nml. CT of ab &pelvis nml 2 mos ago. Should I be worried? Could this be ovarian cancer or uterine cancer? What should I do?
See below: Being obsessed about cancer is not helpful. Take oral iron and vitamins to prevent anemia from heavy periods. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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