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Pregnancy After Malignant Melanoma
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Had colposcopy yestday 2 remove pre cancerous cells, they are going for testing just to be sure, are pre cancerous cells obviously pre cancerous?
Can uterine polyps turn cancerous 2 weeks after being biopsied and coming back benign? Getting a D&C done next week. How fast can it turn to cancer?
They very rarely do: At age 20, the risk that a cervical or endometrial polyp would be "cancer" is so remote as to be negligible. Many of the small polyps (under 1cm) require no treatment or removal particularly if they cause no symptoms ; they will often resolve spontaneously and disappear. Even in older perimenopausal or postmenopausal women, most of these polyps are usually benign. They do not "turn to cancer". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a completely removed potential precursor to malignant melanoma atypical nevus return in same place? Does it return as a malignant melanoma?
No: If it was removed completely, it will not return. This is why it's good to take margins. If it does recur at the site, it will probably still be a benign lesion, but keep an eye on it. The most important thing about a diagnosis of atypical nevus is that it warns you're likely to get a melanoma someplace else. Keep an eye on all your skin (partner, dermatologist) and quick removal will save you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?
Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. No one knows where spitz nevus leaves off and a melanoma capable of metastasizing begins. This is one of the hardest calls in pathology, and some say it's impossible. The burning question will be whether to do additional surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?
Odds are low.: But it is still possible to have both. Risk of having papillary thyroid before forty is about 13/100,000. Risk of having breast Ca is about 11/100,000. The overlap of the two independent events is slightly less than 1 in a million. ...Read more
Very low: Very low. Good luck!Get a more detailed answer ›
Seek Medical Oncolog: Your medical oncologist can guide you best. If the pregnancy is more than 3 months, the baby would be safe and not be affected by chemotherapy. Many such women have normal healthy children despite taking chemo during pregnancy. In first 3 months there is risk of damage to the fetus.. So chemo may be delayed for a few weeks. Alternative is abortion if you already have other children. Tough call bu ...Read more
Very rare: Primary squamous cell cancer of the breast is very rare and less than 0.1% of breast cancers. It is reported as aggressive, often requires mastectomy, and there are few reports of trying platinum based chemotherapy agents. May need to seek information from a nationally recognized oncology center such as md anderson, or seek an oncologist in your area that has connections with a recognized center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can surgical abortion done 2 months ago cause an abnormal pap test such as atypical squamous cells? I was 8 weeks pregnant at time of abortion
Not likely: Atypical squamous cells is not a bad abnormality. You should get an other PAP done in a year and if there is still an abnormality, talk to your doctor about an HPV test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Controversial: A very good question, and the answer is not clear. Some experts believe that pregnancy increases the risk of melanoma and advise women with a melanoma history to avoid pregnancy, or at least wait several years. Others say the evidence to support that recommendation is not convincing. Until we have a definite answer i would be very cautious; if you get pregnant, have your skin examined frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible, not likely: Benign tumors can turn malignant but malignant tumors would rarely, if ever, (i never say never!) become benign except as a result of total tumor destruction by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Although all tumor is killed, there can be a residual smaller mass because of scar and other tissue. Such a "benign" tumor could sit stable for years and then regrow from residual "dormant" tumor cells. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop benign ovarian cysts after the last round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?
Will be malignant.: By definition, a recurrence of breast cancer is malignant and potentially serious. Recurrence can be localized to the breast or chest wall and could potentially be treated by surgical resection or radiation @/or chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. Spread to other organs is more serious and is usually beyond surgical control so chemo or hormonal therapy is used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 18 weeks pregnant and have scheduled surgery to remove ovarian neoplasm w/ mural nodules. How serious this is. Is it cancer?
A "look/see": The surgeon will look and see the nature of the ovarian growth once he/she is inside the abdomen and can better tell the seriousness of the potential neoplasm. Once it is surgically removed the Pathologist findings will be the definitive answer. ...Read more
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
Malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins usually in the pigmented cells (melanocytes) of the skin. It is generally considered the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Most cases are localized and caught fairly early but some people will develop widespread ...Read more
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