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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

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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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?

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?

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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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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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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Which type (s) of cancer are common in young children?

Which type (s) of cancer are common in young children?

Leukemia and...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), neuroblastoma, brain tumors, and wilms tumor (a tumor of the kidney). ...Read more

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How are children tested for cancer?

How are children tested for cancer?

General work-up.: A general physical exam with standard blood work is the first thing in any such visit, for any possible concern. Usually if there is anything going on, there will be symptoms already to focus on. Anything serous should show up on physical exam and blood work, which would direct the way toward special tests/procedures to rule out or confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is usually found in children?

Cancer in children: Most common cancer in children is leukemia followed by brain tumors. ...Read more

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How many children get cancer every year in the u.S.?

How many children get cancer every year in the u.S.?

Too many: About 1.5 out of every 10, 000 children under the age of 16 develops cancer each year, so about 11, 000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed the the usa each year. ...Read more

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Could children get pancreas cancer?

Could children get pancreas cancer?

Not Likely: This is not a likely scenario. Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare, . 45 incidence in a million! In 20 years of caring for children including a residency in a top Pediatric Children's Hospital Cancer Center, I have never seen it.

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/HealthProfessional/page4#_62_toc ...Read more

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Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Variable: Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more

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What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors. China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more

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Could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Yes: Possible if they have one testicle still left over, but chance goes down again if they had chemotherapy also. ...Read more

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Do you have to be an oncology nurse to work with children with cancer?

Do you have to be an oncology nurse to work with children with cancer?

No: If u want to work as a nurse with pediatric oncology patients, there are many different avenues through which you can provide care and work without having to become a certified oncology nurse. Of course the larger your market and the larger the cancer center or hospital that you would want to work in would increase the chances of having a well fit position for you. ...Read more

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Do children who have aids have long-term health risks besides aids. (like cancer?)

Do children who have aids have long-term health risks besides aids. (like cancer?)

Yes: While hiv/aids is highly controllable today with haart therapy, people with this disease are at risk over their lifetime for diseases resulting from immune dysregualtion suchs as cancer. Patients with HIV are at risk for various malignancies including lymphoma, anal, cervicle, and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Please tell me, could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Absolutely: Losing one testis won't impact fertility except in the uncommon situation that it triggers an autoimmune response. Usually a guy will bank his sperms (as lance armstrong did) before going in for surgery that might lead to the loss of even one. ...Read more

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Can I still have children if I have testicular cancer? I am asking because I think I may have it.

Can I still have children if I have testicular cancer? I am asking because I think I may have it.

While it is possible: To have testis cancer, it is easy to find out. Go to the doctor, tell him your worry, have examine you and teach you to eamine yourself. Testis cancer is highly curable, and may not effect fertility - other testis may be fine, but this too can be checked, as sometimes there are intrinsic low sperm production. ...Read more

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Is this cancer heredity? How much are the chances for my children to be infected with this cancer?

Not contagious: Researchers have identified certain genes that are associated with a higher risk of some cancers but not all. They have also been tracking rare "cancer"families that have higher than expected numbers of different cancers in their family tree. The best way to get your kids risks is to discuss this with your doc and possibly a clinical geneticist. ...Read more

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Could babies or children have breast cancer?

Could babies or children have breast cancer?

Pretty unlikely: I can't say the risk is 0, but I've never seen a true breast cancer in children or babies. I've had a 17 yo with breast cancer - probably the youngest I've seen. Really children and babies don't have breast tissue until they hit puberty, so there should be minimal risk. Higher risk of other types of cancers (but not in the breast for that age range). ...Read more

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How at risk for cancer are children?

How at risk for cancer are children?

Low risk: On average, 1 to 2 children develop the cancer each year for every 10, 000 children in the United States.

See this overview at the national cancer institute for more information:

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/childhood. ...Read more

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How can I help children suffering from cancer?

Helpful!: St jude hospital is also agood place to donate your money fog. They do research on kids who are suffering from malignancies. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Gynecologic Cancers (Definition)

Cancer of any female ...Read more