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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Gynecologic Cancers (Overview)

Cancer of any female genitals, or reproductive organs


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Can a person get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Can a person get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Yes but rare: Children and young adults are not immune from getting cancers, however fortunately the incidence is very low. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
37 Doctors shared insights

Gynecologic Cancers (Overview)

Cancer of any female genitals, or reproductive organs


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Is it possible to treat a gynecologic cancer with the traditional way like green tea?

Is it possible to treat a gynecologic cancer with the traditional way like green tea?

Get a real Rx: Despite all the rubbish on the internet, if you actually have cancer, and you opt against appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, you will die. Period. Don't say I didn't warn you. If you are interested in comlimentary / alternative medicine, get with an evidence-based practitioner who can offer you measures that may help during what I hope will be successful treatment. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What is the definition or description of: Gynecologic cancers?

What is the definition or description of: Gynecologic cancers?

Female reproductive: Cancer of any female genitals, or reproductive organs ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Which area of the body does gynecologic cancer affect?

VaginaOvaryUterus: Gynecologic cancers affect the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tube and ovaries. ...Read more

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Can a person get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Yes but rare: Children and young adults are not immune from getting cancers, however fortunately the incidence is very low. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Can it be possible for you to get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Possible but rare: It is very unlikely for a 16 year old to develop gynecologic cancer. See this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/spring07/articles/spring07pg13.html. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a gynecologic cancer specialist do surgery?

Please tell me, could a gynecologic cancer specialist do surgery?

Yes: A doctor specializing in gynecologic oncology has special training in the prevention and surgical and medical treatment of cancers of the female reproductive tract. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a gynecologic cancer with the traditional way like green tea?

Get a real Rx: Despite all the rubbish on the internet, if you actually have cancer, and you opt against appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, you will die. Period. Don't say I didn't warn you. If you are interested in comlimentary / alternative medicine, get with an evidence-based practitioner who can offer you measures that may help during what I hope will be successful treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if I see gynecologic oncology for breast cancer?

How to tell if I see gynecologic oncology for breast cancer?

Usually not: Most gynecologic oncologist are not trained nor offer treatment for breast cancer in the United States. Some have received additional training but few. Better to go to a breast surgeon who is specifically trained to treat breast cancer, or a surgical oncologist. Medical oncology and radiation oncology may also be involved, especially if it is advanced. ...Read more

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Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Big difference: A gynecologist is a doctor that screens and may diagnose female cancers. They also see patients for things like period problems and birth control. A gynecologic oncologist treats cancers of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, tubes, vagina, and vulva (not breast). ...Read more

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What are the three most deadliest forms of cancer in the U.S.?

How do you define...: "deadliest"? If you mean, which general type causes the most absolute number of deaths, then the top three are lung, colon and breast/prostate cancer. That's partly because they are so common. Others, e.g. pancreatic cancer, are uncommon but relatively more deadly. Almost any type is lethal if metastatic (wide spread) at diagnosis. Notable exceptions are leukemia, lymphoma, and testicular cancer. ...Read more

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Is cancer of the kidney common in the u.S.?

Is cancer of the kidney common in the u.S.?

65000/yr: About 64, 770 new cases of renal cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the us in 2012. ...Read more

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What is the most popular cancer in s america?

What is the most popular cancer in s america?

Top S. A. Cancers: Prostate cancer is at the top for men in most south american countries. Stomach cancer is tops in ecuador and chile. Lung cancer in argentina and uruguay.
For women, cervix, breast, stomach, & colorectal lead the way.
http://www. Paho. Org/english/ad/dpc/nc/pcc-fact-sheet-lac. Pdf" re. ...Read more

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What’s new in vaginal cancer research?

What’s new in vaginal cancer research?

Several things: Scientists are learning more about tumor suppressor genes, refining radiation therapy techniques, and developing new procedures for reconstruction after surgery. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind (s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind (s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more

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