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Gynecologic Cancers In Children
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
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
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
Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?
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
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
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
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
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
ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more
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
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
No: This is an undoubtable urban myth. The high tension towers are safe. ...Read more
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
Yes, possible: Yes possible, some of the chemo therapeutic agents will. ...Read more
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
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
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