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What to do if i had a pet scan yesterday. I have cervical cancer right after the scan?

What to do if i had a pet scan yesterday. I have cervical cancer right after the scan?

Follow drs. protocol: If metabolically active and of significant size tumor of cervix and metastases would likely be recognized on pet scan. Tumor does not arise in one day. Microscopic small lesions detected by pap smear are not likely recognized on pet scan. Treatment is determined by physician taking care of you. ...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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Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

No: The diagnosis of cervical cancer is made by pathological examination of a biopsy. Ask to see this report. If it says cancer, a second opinion will not change that. You may, however, wish to get a second opinion about proposed treatment for precancerous cells, which should not be confused with or called cancer. You may also wish to get a second opinion about a proposed treatment of true cancer. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Will cervical cancer hurt your baby?

Assuming you mean: Diagnosed while pregnant, non-invasive might wait treatment until post partum, as might very early ia, but later stages pit woman's life versus foetal life dilemma, and balance of waiting for viability. A c-section may be needed. The cancer itself does not pass to/infect the neonate. Ca in situ and cone or cryo might lead to miscarriage and can affect fertility, as would rad hys & xrt. ...Read more

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How quick does cervical cancer spread?

How quick does cervical cancer spread?

Depends: Early detection is curable and that's why pap smears are so important. The ability to spread depends on a number of features- is it poorly differentiated? What stage was it iwhen it was found? Has it gone to lymph nodes already? Sorry- wish i could be more helpful. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Not enough...: ..That will fit in 400 characters. Look for info at the american cancer society (cancer.Org) and the national cancer institute (cancer.Gov) websites. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms — early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause, watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor, pelvic pain or pain during sex. ...Read more

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How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

Surgery: Removal of a cone of cervix including the lesion is the usual treatment. If child bearing is no longer needed/desired, removal of the uterus may be an option. ...Read more

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What exactly does cervical cancer look like?

It is a growth on th: It is a tumor or growth on the cervix. It looks like a cauliflower like growth on top of the cervix. It bleeds on touch and a biopsy shows cancer cells. It is not difficult to diagnose for any good doctor especially a gynecologist which is where you should go to get examined for this problem. ...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