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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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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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What drugs are most commonly used to treat cancer?

What drugs are most commonly used to treat cancer?

Why this question?: If you have cancer that needs to be treated, go see an oncologist. There are more than 100 different drugs that we can use to treat various cancers. Too long a list to outline here! ...Read more

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What is the drug dabrafenib? Does it treat cancer?

What is the drug dabrafenib? Does it treat cancer?

Dabrafenib: Dabrafenib is used to treat cancer. It is " approved for use with trametinib for unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E or BRAF V600K mutations" See: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/treatment/drugs/fda-dabrafenib ...Read more

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What are the latest cancer drugs? How effective are they?

What are the latest cancer drugs? How effective are they?

Many new drugs!: That's not a question I can answer. There are literally hundreds of new cancer drugs. Can you narrow it down by type of cancer? Then I might be able to help! ...Read more

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Can cancer be treated using herbal medicines?

Not yet: Specific drugs would be required to treat different types of cancer. Results are variable but herbal treatment are unlikely to be of benefit. ...Read more

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Are the drugs used for cancer chemotherapy the same?

Are the drugs used for cancer chemotherapy the same?

No: Different drugs and drug combinations are used for different cancers. ...Read more

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How could a drug inhibitor be useful in treating cancer?

Need more clarity: Please be more specific...which drug and what inhibitor are you asking about???? tell us what exactly is in your mind. Right now it is not clear to me! ...Read more

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Where to find cheap cancer drug?

Where to find cheap cancer drug?

Which drug?: Need more details but whatever you do, make sure the source is reputable or else you may not be getting the right treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

There are several: You should be asking this to your oncologist. The best chemo drugs include Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel and Oxaliplatin, often use din combination. ...Read more

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Is cancer chemotherapy a type of nuclear medicine?

Is cancer chemotherapy a type of nuclear medicine?

Chemotherapy nuclear: Chemotherapy is a chemical, usually a toxic chemical that one would consider poison if used in a particular way. It is in no way nuclear or radioactive. That would be radiation. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pain of cervical cancer?

Seek help from oncol: Your oncologist can find out the cause of the pain and treat you with pain medication. A pain specialist may be even more helpful in case your oncologist is not able to control your pain well. ...Read more

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Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

Multidisciplinary: Developing a cancer drug is an involved process that need contributions of chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, doctors, pharmacologists, and more. Nanotechnology has not played a major role, yet. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a cancer cure using alternative medicine?

Has there ever been a cancer cure using alternative medicine?

I say no: During the Laetrile scam, every physician in the USA was asked to give information and possible cures for review. There were none. Cancer quacks lie shamelessly. The cures you are reading about are made up. ...Read more

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My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat cancer?

Patience.......: Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider:
1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion
2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read more

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What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

Extensive testing: After going through pre-clinical testing in cell culture lines and animal models, a cancer drug is tested in humans. A phase I trial looks for safety information regarding the maximum tolerated dose of a drug. A phase ii trial looks for initial efficacy possibilities in a particular cancer population. A phase iii trial compares the new treatment against the current standard option. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drug or pill can I buy for pain from cancer?

What over-the-counter drug or pill can I buy for pain from cancer?

Ibuprofen, etc.: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen are sufficient to help many people with cancer pain. You have my sympathy; good luck. ...Read more

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Do leaves and seeds help with cancer like alternative medicine does?

Do I understand?: You are asking about plants that have anti-cancer properties. The ones that actually help control / kill of the cancer (taxol, vinca) are now part of the mainstream pharmacoupia. I'm probably not the only person on healthtap that's optimistic about medical marijuana for the side-effects of chemotherapy and for palliation. The other botanicals aren't miracle cures. Be discerning & good luck. ...Read more

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What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

Many: There are a few drugs that use this idea such as abraxane. There are mulle possibilities. Currently an chemotherapy is attached to a carrier molecule and attached to an antibody for breast cancer.
Delivery might be less important than targeting weakness in cancer cells more specifically. ...Read more

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Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Yes: Certain cancer drugs are known to be toxic to the kidneys, which is why your kidney function is closely monitored on them. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Gynecologic Cancers (Definition)

Cancer of any female ...Read more