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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

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If polyp is found in colonscopy in early 30's does that mean I have to be worried about cancer syndromes?

If polyp is found in colonscopy in early 30's does that mean I have to be worried about cancer syndromes?

Not necessarily: You need to tell us why you had colonoscopy done at this young age? Polyps are benign and do not indicate that you will develop colon cancer unless you leave them untreated. So what you need to do is obtain repeat colonoscopy in 5 years once more time to be sure that you do not have anymore polyps int he future ...Read more

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How long can people with untreated cervix cancer live? (p.S can you give me the ans in the numbers of years?)

How long can people with untreated cervix cancer live? (p.S can you give me the ans in the numbers of years?)

Depends on stage?: Could be from few months to a few years to many many years - if it is caught in a very early stage and is completely cured. All depend on the stage. Early stage can be cured. It is very important to have regular screening pap smear as recommended by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

Hard to predict: Our chances of developing cancer increase as we age, but many life style variables influence the risk, notably smoking, alcohol use, sun exposure and diet. Family history is important, but only part of the picture. Fortunately, we have control over lifestyle risk factors. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound tell if a growth is cancer? Or can it only see that there’s something growing that shouldn’t be there?

Can an ultrasound tell if a growth is cancer? Or can it only see that there’s something growing that shouldn’t be there?

Ultrasound: Sonograms are very good at detecting abnormalities in a tissue or organ, and in the right hands, can aid in a good differential diagnosis, but they are never considered definitive. Other imaging studies, blood tests, and tissue biopsies are required to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What parts of the U.S. have the highest cancer rates?

What parts of the U.S. have the highest cancer rates?

NE is worst overall: The North East US is clearly worst by the CDC map: http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/dcpc/data/state. Htm
Everyone jokes about NJ but they are about as bad as several others. By far worst is KY, likely from coal mining. ...Read more

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What`s the difference between cancer and tumor?

What`s the difference between cancer and tumor?

Tumor vs cancer: A tumor is an excessive growth of tissue. It can be benign (not dangerous) or malignant (dangerous because it can spread). Cancer is caused by malignant tumors. ...Read more

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Where are some of the very most reputable integrative medicine programs in the u.S., particularly if cancer is not the problem?

Varies: The academic consortium for im lists centers affiliated w med schools - see http://www. Imconsortium. Org/. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer in your 20's, possible?

Prostate cancer in your 20's, possible?

Yes, but.....: It is extremely unlikely for someone to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his 20's. The youngest patient I've met was a 38 year man. ...Read more

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What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

Too broad: I think everyone is skipping this question because it is just too broad. There are many research trials and programs going on across the country for intestinal cancers, but there are so many different types of this cancer. If you can narrow this down...Someone may be abe to help you. ...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