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My sister has cervical cancer. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has cervical cancer. Should I be worried about it?

No increased risk: Cervical cancer is not one of the hereditary cancers. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by one of the human papilloma viruses (hpv). If you are having your annual exams and routine pap smears, any abnormal cells will likely be detected on the pap smear, which will allow plenty of time for appropriate treatment and prevention of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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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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What are my chances of getting cervical cancer if my sister died from it?

What are my chances of getting cervical cancer if my sister died from it?

Depends: For the most part, your chances will not increase because your sister had cervical cancer. Cancer of the cervix is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus (hpv). However, not everyone infected with the virus will go on to develop cervical cancer. So individual and perhaps family predisposition may influence the overall cancer risk. You should speak to your doctor about pap smears. ...Read more

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My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?

My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?

It depends: Her treating doctor can answer this question better. Not all stage-4 Cervix cancers are fatal. So the answer to your question depends on her exact stage(localized versus metastatic) and also on her cancer's response to treatment. Sometimes adrenal tumors can be removed surgically provided the pelvic tumor is under control.There are also new treatments coming along for cervical Cancer(e.g. Avastin) ...Read more

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My sister had a biopsy of her breast abnormal mamo and abnormal mass in ovary what are the changes of cancer she had cervical cancer prior should I be?

My sister had a biopsy of her breast abnormal mamo and abnormal mass in ovary what are the changes of cancer she had cervical cancer prior should I be?

Clarification: Hi, I'm not sure if I understand ur question, r u asking about the chance of you having breast cancer or the question is if the mass in ur sisters ovary and breast are cancerous, please clarify, cervical cancer is not related to ovarian and breast cancer, although Ovarian and breast cancer could share an abnormal gene., called BRACA gene, ...Read more

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My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

No way to tell: If she's relatively young, the possibility of li-fraumeni affecting the family is a concern. But there is no way, even if i had much more information, that i could tell you how much longer your loved one has with you -- even chief justice rehnquist survived a few years longer than he was supposed to. Cherish every day you have with her. ...Read more

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My 47 y/o moms pap smear showed cell changes. She smokes, drinks, has bn on the pill fr 15yrs & her mom had cervical cancer. Should I be worried? :-(

No: Your risk for cervical cancer is not increased based on family history. Unlike cancers of the breast, ovary, and bowel which have some genetic predispositions - cervical cancer is not hereditary. Cervical cancer risk is related to history of std's (particularly hpv), numerous sexual partners, and to some extent tobacco abuse. ...Read more

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Mammogram results-intramammographic benign lymph nodes. Huge family history of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer. Should I be worried and pursue this?

Mammogram results-intramammographic benign lymph nodes.  Huge family history of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer.  Should I be worried and pursue this?

BRCA: If you have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer you should ask for BRCA genetic testing. This tests your genetic risk for developing these cancers. There are several companies that do this test and individualized treatment plans can be created. Cervical cancer is not related to family history but rather exposure to the sexually transmitted HPV virus. ...Read more

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I lost my virginity and i'm 18. Had sex only once. Was it too early 2 have sex? I'm worried about cervical cancer. Should i get the HPV vaccinations?

I lost my virginity and i'm 18. Had sex only once. Was it too early 2 have sex? I'm worried about cervical cancer. Should i get the HPV vaccinations?

Calm down: See your doctor, get a pap smear and hpv testing. If you are hpv (+), chances are good that you will clear it and it will not become a problem. Yes, do get the hpv vaccine whether your are hpv (+) or (-). ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more