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Can hormone pills really get rid of dead cells in the lining of your uterus? I am 70 and it is not pre cancer or cancer as I have been tested. Thanks

Can hormone pills really get rid of dead cells in the lining of your uterus? I am 70 and it is not pre cancer or cancer as I have been tested.  Thanks

Yes: Hormone pills can cause the lining of your uterus to be shed. This happens normally in reproductive age women as menses. Regarding your symptom of very little spotting that was likely caused by the uterine polyp found and removed during the uterus "biopsy". ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Cervix carcinoma is in initial stage, is whole of uterus takn out or jus d cancer cells.Which is better removin uterus or removin jus cancer cells?

Cervix carcinoma is in initial stage, is whole of uterus takn out or jus d cancer cells.Which is better removin uterus or removin jus cancer cells?

Minimal if initial: If by initial stage you mean carcinoma-in-situ, then a conization (removal of the cancerous part and a healthy margin is adequate with close follow-up. If, however, you mean invasive carcinoma stage i, then radiation or hysterectomy are indicated. ...Read more

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I use to have cancer cells I'm my uterus but had them froze off. A recent CT scan showed a mass between my ovaries and uterus. What could this be?

I use to have cancer cells I'm my uterus but had them froze off. A recent CT scan showed a mass between my ovaries and uterus. What could this be?

Hard to say: It is hard to say what it is with limited information, usually a CT scan is insufficient to fully evaluate these types of abnormalities. It could be something as benign as a pedunculated fibroid, or it could be more serious. Speak with your doctor. Additional imaging with ultrasound and/or MRI may shed some light on what this might be. ...Read more

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How to treat pre cancer in the uterus?

How to treat pre cancer in the uterus?

Shouldbe easy: Your gynecologist can do D &C and remove the endometrial lining of the uterus. if you want 100% certainty, consider getting a Hysterectomy done(if you have completed your family) ...Read more

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What can I do if my hpv16 and pre-cancer cells are growing again in my vagina?

What can I do if my hpv16 and pre-cancer cells are growing again in my vagina?

Comply: This is an extremely common situation and you just need to comply with monitoring and testing. Usually you can lead a normal life, but be tested ajd followed as you physician has instructed you. ...Read more

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I do not have HPV but i've had 2 abnormal paps, the first atypical, the second showing pre cancer cells?

I do not have HPV but i've had 2 abnormal paps, the first atypical, the second showing pre cancer cells?

Follow you doctor's: Instructions. Abnormal pap and even cervical cancer can occur without hpv infection. It is very important that you follow your doctor's advice for follow up testing and repeat paps. God forbid, if the abnormal test persists, there are effective treatments to address the issue, so do keep your appointments with the doctor and see this site
http://women.Webmd.Com/tc/abnormal-pap-test-topic-overviw. ...Read more

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What to do if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

What to do if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

Follow up with Gynec: This means you need follow up testing to be sure that these cells do not become cancerous in due course of time.Right now they are benign yet not entirely normal(that is why they are calling them atypical) ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

What do you suggest if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

Follow up: The atypical hyperplasia reported in your pathology report means you need to be followed up. There is only a small chance that you have a uterine cancer and that is why you would be followed up. ...Read more

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Hard lump not painful on middle belly also small mass on my hip had biopsy said shouldn't grow has a lot past history 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells?

Hard lump not painful on middle belly also small mass on my hip had biopsy said shouldn't grow has a lot past history 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without seeing your records, especially the results of prior biopsies, taking history, performing a physical examination and may be doing some tests. Since you have a doctor, it would be prudent to discuss the matters with her/him. ...Read more

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Had a colposcopy, white spot was found on my cervix. A biopsy done. What could possible outcome b. I have HPV & pre cancer cells i want 2 have kids.

Had a colposcopy, white spot was found on my cervix. A biopsy done. What could possible outcome b. I have HPV & pre cancer cells i want 2 have kids.

Don't worry: The most disturbing thing is that it sounds like your doctor did not explain this very well to you. While i would need more details, if:
1. There was mild dysplasia - pap smears more frequently until the problem goes away
2. There was moderate or severe dysplasia - then you need treatment of the cervix

this should not present a barrier to getting pregnant. ...Read more

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I had pre cancer cells removed last year now I am having same symptoms could it have returned?

Need more info: Pre-cancerous lesions usually do not cause symptoms. What pre cancer cells did you have removed and from where? What are the symptoms? ...Read more

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Both me and my partner have HPV . she was found to have pre cancer cells and just had the procedure to remove them. what is the next step?

Both me and my partner have HPV . she was found to have pre cancer cells and just had the procedure to remove them. what is the next step?

Be grateful: Comply with the instructions you were given, keep an eye on yourself and report any curious lesions to your doctor, and understand that the woman you loved very likely was saved from a premature death. Cancer of the cervix used to Kill more women than breast cancer does today ...Read more

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I had a cyst removed in 1997. My 3 sisters have all had some kind of pre Cancer cells. Now i have a 4.8 cm cyst. Will I need surgery to remove it too?

I had a cyst removed in 1997. My 3 sisters have all had some kind of pre Cancer cells. Now i have a 4.8 cm cyst. Will I need surgery to remove it too?

Follow the same appr: Based on the history with your sisters, it is wise to consider surgical removal. Where is the cyst located? Ovary?
Let your personal doctor guide you. There is time to think about options and plan further intervention carefully. ...Read more

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Hard lump not painful at all middle belly above belly button not hernia ...History 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells removed also told I have endometriosi?

Hard lump not painful at all middle belly above belly button not hernia ...History 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells removed also told I have endometriosi?

Common cause: Of a mass above the umbilicus in a young women is endometriosis. However, there are many other causes of this symptom such as abdominal desmoid or benign inclusion cysts. Please have it checked by your doctor to know for sure what the cause may be. ...Read more

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Should i spend the money now to visit a doctor or am i over-reacting? I will be 40 in 9 days and i had a complete hysterectomy 4 years ago due to a combination of pre-cancer cells, a large ovarian cist and endometreosis. Over the last year I have fainted

Should i spend the money now to visit a doctor or am i over-reacting? I will be 40 in 9 days and i had a complete hysterectomy 4 years ago due to a combination of pre-cancer cells, a large ovarian cist and endometreosis. Over the last year I have fainted

You : You have a complex medical history. Your fainting spells are a definite concern, especially because you continue to have episodes verging on passing out a couple of times per day. In view of your financial and insurance issues, i wish i could tell you that you don't have anything to worry out. However, in this case, you really do need to see your doctor to determine and correct the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can not having a period for a year cause abnormal cells in the uterus? smear test? 17 years old, have PCOS& family history of cancers.

Can not having a period for a year cause abnormal cells in the uterus? smear test? 17 years old, have PCOS& family history of cancers.

Not related: Pap smears are done to prevent cervical cancer. The idea is to detect abnormalities long before cancer occurs. Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted HPV virus so it is not something based on family history. It is also not related to PCOS. Typically the first pap is done after age 21. Your obgyn can help you with PCOS and give you options for cycle regulation ...Read more

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I have had precancerous cervical cells. my prolactin level can back very high and a transvaginal ultra scan shows thickening to the uterus ..cancer?

I have had precancerous cervical cells. my prolactin level can back very high and a transvaginal ultra scan shows thickening to the uterus ..cancer?

3 separate issues: Hi. The precancerous cervical cells put you at risk for cervical cancer. Some endometrial cancers would look like thickening of the uterus (but some thickenings are not cancer). Cervical cancer and uterine cancer are separate cancers. High prolactin usually signals a benign pituitary tumor (but can also be due to some drugs). Need uterine biopsy and pituitary MRI. 3 unrelated things. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am female, age 48. I had uterus cancer. Dr removed uterus and filipine tubes. Now I had urine infection with pus cells 50-60% and contains equali. ?

I am female, age 48. I had uterus cancer. Dr removed uterus and filipine tubes. Now I had urine infection with pus cells 50-60% and contains equali. 
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Unassociated: Your uterus and your urinary system are not connected and should not be affecting each other. Get treated for your urinary infection and get regular gynecological exams to ensure that you do not have recurrence of cancer. ...Read more

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How to prevent uterus cancer?

Exercise!: Most uterine cancer is estrogen dependent, thus maintaining a healthy weight (bmi of < 25) will decrease risk. Avoiding diabetes and high blood pressure will help. Birth control pills can also help lower your risk for uterine cancer. Exercise, along with a healthy diet is going to benefit.. Most important though is to see your doctor if you have breakthrough bleeding or heavy periods. ...Read more

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Is an enlarged uterus a sure sign of uterine cancer?

Is an enlarged uterus a sure sign of uterine cancer?

No: An enlarged uterus is not a "sure" sign of uterine cancer. The uterus can be enlarged for other reasons including fibroids. It is important to be evaluated by your doctor so that he/she can do a compete evaluation. ...Read more

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If I have a lump in my uterus, how do I know if it is cancer?

If I have a lump in my uterus, how do I know if it is cancer?

See your doctor: Diagnosis of cancer usually requires a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for a cervical cancer recurrence in the uterus?

What can be done for a cervical cancer recurrence in the uterus?

If possible: Total pelvic organ removal (exenteration) is offered, which would require urinary and fecal drainage bags. Chemotherapy may cause response, improve survival, but is not curative by itself. If radiotherapy was not used with initial treatment, at can be used. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for cancer in the lungs that has moved from the uterus?

What are the survival rates for cancer in the lungs that has moved from the uterus?

Depends: Survival is not same for all stage 4, depends on the general condition, organ function, age, histology etc, in general prognosis range from weeks - if patient is not doing well to months if they are in good health. ...Read more

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Please help!! If I had any form of ovarian or uterus cancer, would I lose my appetite?!

Please help!! If I had any form of ovarian or uterus cancer, would I lose my appetite?!

Maybe: Yes, loss of appetite can be a sign of cancer, but at your age cancer would be low on the differential. You need to see your PCP. ...Read more

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I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

Yes: Some times, hysterectomy ( surgical removal of the uterus) is performed together with oopherectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries ) if there is an indication. So, hysterectomy alone doesn't increase or decrease risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Has my cancer spread beyond the uterus?

Has my cancer spread beyond the uterus?

Staging: Your doctor needs to do a "staging work-up" of your cancer. It is during this evaluation that typically includes physical examination and imaging studies that he/she will determine if your cancer has spread beyond the uterus. ...Read more

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Should women be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

Should women be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

Endometrial cancer: A woman with any of the following risk factors should be concerned about endometrial cancer: obesity, type ii diabetes, oral estrogen without progesterone, family history. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more