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Should Women Be Concerned About Cancer Of The Uterus
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
Does the uterus grow normally in the case of having blighted ovum or it will be smaller than it should be for the age of pregnancy?
I read on a site that there are rare chances of having breast cancer in pregnancy. Is the risk higher?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are the percent chances of being able to get pregnant if you have endometriosis, scar tissue, a septate uterus, and ovarian dysgerminoma?
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