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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

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Should I be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Should I be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

If you're at risk: You should be concerned if you have significant risk for uterine cancer that will include- excessive unopposed estogen therapy, on tamoxifen or other estrogen replacement, obesity, never pregnant, history of breast cancer, familial cancer such as breast/ovarian sydnrome, familial colon cancer etc. Recommend to have annual papsmear, regular f/u and further discussion with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about breast cancer? Who is most at risk?

Should I be concerned about breast cancer? Who is most at risk?

Family history: While breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, it is relatively uncommon in 38 year old women. At that age, a family history of breast, ovarian, pancreatic, uterine or prostate cancer(in men), childhood sarcomas & some other cancers in close relatives can increase risk. Get the best family history you can & check reliable genetic internet sites for info. Exercise, don't gain weight,etc. ...Read more

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Should women be concerned about colon and rectal cancer? 

Should women be concerned about colon and rectal cancer? 

Yes: Women over 50, those with a family history of colon-rectal cancer, those with inflamatory bowel disease (crohns, ulcerative colitis), and a history of colon polyps have a higher than avetage risk and need to be screened more aggressively. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a normal female to have endometrial cancer? Would abnormal cells be present in a Pap smear if I do have endometrial cancer?

What are the chances of a normal female to have endometrial cancer? Would abnormal cells be present in a Pap smear if I do have endometrial cancer?

Low: Most endometrial cancers do not show on pap smear. If you have any female bleeding that you can tell isn't normal for you, get evaluated for possible endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Should women be more concerned about colon cancer?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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Should women be more concerned about colon cancer?

Maybe.: Overall, colon cancer is more common in men than women in the United States. However, genetics, age, and lifestyle factors can alter an individual's risk. ...Read more

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If a 6mm uterine polyp is cancerous and uterus normal and ovaries also and if the uterus is removed will that end 100% cancer. If not what re the risk?

If a 6mm uterine polyp is cancerous and uterus normal and ovaries also and if the uterus is removed will that end 100% cancer. If not what re the risk?

Low: A well-differentiated primary adenocarcinoma of the endometrium 6 mm across, confined to the endometrium on pathology exam carries an excellent prognosis, and i would urge you to be thankful and go about your life. You need to get with your physician and get the details -- you have a right to your pathology report. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the real causes of breast cancer? Who should be afraid?

What are the real causes of breast cancer? Who should be afraid?

Not afraid.: There are risk factors that increase the risk of breast cancer. Dr. Bauer expertly listed those factors so I won't go over it again. Just wanted to say that fear serves no purpose other than ruining your life. Be aware, be alert, be informed, but do not live in fear. ...Read more

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Should women be concerned about cervical cancer?

Should women be concerned about cervical cancer?

Yes: Cervical cancer is preventable. Several tools are available for women to help prevent this disease. Pap smears, hpv screening, hpv vaccine, condom use and avoiding tobacco products. All of these tools can reduce your risk of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bladder infection in women and what should be done about it?

What are the signs of a bladder infection in women and what should be done about it?

"Frequency"the movie: Urinary tract or bladder infections usually start with frequency, burning on urination, and pain. It would be difficult to sit through a 2 hour movie and the director(md) needs to treat it with antibiotics, many women don't have any symptoms yet have bacteria in their urine, so have the md do a "snapshot"(urine culture and sensitivity lab test) to be certain. ...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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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

5%: Women with a personal history of breast cancer have a 3-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer. This association is even higher in women with a brca mutation, who may have a15-45% risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I read on a site that there are rare chances of having breast cancer in pregnancy. Is the risk higher?

I read on a site that there are rare chances of having breast cancer in pregnancy. Is the risk higher?

Probably not: Breast cancer may occur during pregnancy but it is unlikely that pregnancy is a risk factor. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/pregnancy-and-breast-cancer. ...Read more

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In light of new findings about triclosan, if it truly could cause breast cancer, wouldn't there be many more cases of breast cancer in the population?

In light of new findings about triclosan, if it truly could cause breast cancer, wouldn't there be many more cases of breast cancer in the population?

Unrelated: Triclosan is an ingredient used in products like antibacterial soaps and toothpaste. Its been around for 40 years and may have side effects related to changing hormone patterns. For the most part breast cancer is inherited in about 5% of patients and is probably caused or associated with viral entry into the breast duct wnt-1 gene in about 80% of patients via the mmtv virus. ...Read more

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Is it likely to feel pain in one testicle only after excessive masturbation, or should I be concerned about the possibility of testicular cancer?

No cancer: Masturbation or sexual stimulation increases the blood flow to the groin, including testes. Pain after excessive masturbation is not a sign of cancer. The pain is normal response to vascular congestion. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the percent chances of being able to get pregnant if you have endometriosis, scar tissue, a septate uterus, and ovarian dysgerminoma?

What are the percent chances of being able to get pregnant if you have endometriosis, scar tissue, a septate uterus, and ovarian dysgerminoma?

All different : All of these are different issues each of which may be risk factors for fertility issues. There is not a simple stat that can be easily quoted for the four separate issues. Consultation with a specialist is warranted ...Read more

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I have a lump about 1.5 CM in diameter. What is the likelihood of it being breast cancer?

I have a lump about 1.5 CM in diameter. What is the likelihood of it being breast cancer?

Size doesn't matter,: The lump should be checked by your physician. Ultrasounds, mammograms, and mri's can help to define if it's benign or cancer. A sample of the lump to examine under the microscope would give the final answer. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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