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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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Would a CT contrast scan and x-ray (which was done before I had an appendectomy) have shown if I had cervical cancer?

Would a CT contrast scan and x-ray (which was done before I had an appendectomy) have shown if I had cervical cancer?

Probably not: Ct scan would only show cancer if there were a large mass. To check for cervical cancer, you need to see a gynecologist. They will probably start with a Pap smear and a good exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Apply sunscreen
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Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
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See dermatologist for check ups
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How is staging of cervical cancer determined?

How is staging of cervical cancer determined?

See below: After a diagnosis of cervical cancer, a number of testing modalities are used to assess as to how far the cancer has spread. See this site for details. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient/page2. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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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

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I have a check up to see if I have cervical cancer.If it was bad would the doc have felt it in my pap exam or would a CT show ?Bleeding after sex to

I have a check up to see if I have cervical cancer.If it was bad would the doc have felt it in my pap exam or would a CT show ?Bleeding  after sex to

Cervical Cancer?: It is very rare that a physician can see that the cervix is cancerous during the pelvic exam. The skin that is collected with the pap smear is what is diagnostic. The goal with pap smears is to catch changes in the cervix that can predict risk of cancer before you get cancer. That is why it is so important to have these on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Gyne consult: Cervical thickening associated with enlarged pelvic nodes and weight loss requires a thorough exam by a gynecologist. Causation is varied from inflammatory to malignancy conditions of the cervix or lower uterine segment. Pls. Do not delay seeking gynecologist consult. ...Read more

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Can sex before 18 cause cervical cancer?

Can sex before 18 cause cervical cancer?

Possibly: Cervical cancer is typically caused by a viral infection by the human papilloma virus. Increased numbers of sexual partners increases your risk of getting an hpv infection. ...Read more

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Staging (Definition)

Many diseases have specific treatments based on their severity. A disease can have certain criteria to determine their severity and applying this criteria to determine how advanced the disease state is called staging. Most commonly this is applied to cancer, and be determining how far the cancer has spread locally and/or to distant sites a stage of cancer can be ...Read more


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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more