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How do I know if hysterectomy is right for my cervical cancer?

How do I know if  hysterectomy is right for my cervical cancer?

Maybe: Assuming that you have "non-invasive cervical cancer" and if you are done having children, hysterectomy is fine. If not, there are other options available to preserve your potential fertility. Your general gynecologist should be able to direct this care for you unless you have "invasive cervical cancer", in which case you should consult with a gyn oncologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

Usually no: The echoes are commonly due to some bleeding into the cyst. It is reasonable to get another ultrasound in 6 months to recheck but the overwhelming likelihood is that this is not cancerous. These cysts also commonly go away on recheck. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian pain after intercourse i'm two years post hysterectomy from cervical cancer..Why the pain?

I have right ovarian pain after intercourse i'm two years post hysterectomy from cervical cancer..Why the pain?

Scar tissue: Surgery results in post-operative healing--which generally gives you scarring. The scarring causes unusual pressure or pulling on the organs that remain, which can pull the nerves -- resulting in pain. Different positions may also result in more pain than others. Perhaps you can try something else that would be more comfortable. ...Read more

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It possible to survive cervical cancer without having a hysterectomy?

It possible to survive cervical cancer without having a hysterectomy?

Yes: Cervical cancer is treated in different ways depending in the stage in which it is diagnosed. Early stage cervical cancer is treated with a hysterectomy. Later stage cervical cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival rates depends on the type of tumor and the stage when treatment starts. ...Read more

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Can you survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Can you survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

In rare early stages: In very early stage cervical cancer in patients who are seeking preserve fertility a gyn oncologist will remove only the cervix (trachelectomy). In later stages of cervical cancer a hysterectomy is not done and the cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival is possible in both cases. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Do people sometimes survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Yes: An early cervical caner can be treated (and cured) with a cone biopsy or leep procedure and do not require hysterectomy. Many relatively advanced cervical cancers are treated with radiation therapy instead of hysterectomy - with reasonable success rates. Some cervical cancers are best treated by hysterectomy. ...Read more

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If I have residual cervical cancer, is there a way to take care of it without hysterectomy?

If I have residual cervical cancer, is there a way to take care of it without hysterectomy?

CERVICAL CANCER: The gyne do a cone biopsy and remove the cancerous tissues. He follows you up for any recurrence or watch you closely. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy the only cure out there for early detection cervical cancer?

Is a hysterectomy the only cure out there for early detection cervical cancer?

No: A hysterectomy is not really a way of detecting cervical cancer. An annual pap smear is used to detect precancerous changes. If abnormal the next step is an exam under a microscope followed by a biopsy. These are ways of detecting cancer and precancerous changes. A hysterectomy is a treatment option in early stages of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago and removed everything because I had beginnings of cervical cancer. Is it still necessary to grt chrcked by thr gynochologist?

I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago and removed everything because I had beginnings of cervical cancer. Is it still necessary  to grt chrcked by thr gynochologist?

Yes: If you have a cancer indication for your hysterectomy, you should still be checked at least annually. The concern is that if something was missed during the surgery, you could potentially harbor an occult cancer that could then be discovered at a susbsequent exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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