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Doctor insights on: Stage 3 Uterine Cancer Survival Rate

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Can you please tell me the mean survival rate for fast spreading cervical and uterine cancer?

Can you please tell me the mean survival rate for fast spreading cervical and uterine cancer?

Difficult? To answer: Unless you provide details of the stage of this cancer, we can not give you a good answer. Besides knowing the stage it matters where the cancer has spread to and also what treatment is being done and if it is helping or failing.
Unless the treatment has been used up, there is no telling how long the patient may live because a good response to treatment or lack of it can change everything! ...Read more

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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What is the survival rate for recurrent uterine cancer?

What is the survival rate for recurrent uterine cancer?

Depends: There are different kinds of uterine cancer and each has different survival rates. It also depends on the stage. If you are asking this for yourself I would confirm the diagnosis. Uterine cancer is usually in older women. At your age of 20 precancerous cells of the cervix (dysplasia) from an abnormal pap is more likely scenario ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with uterine cancer stage three awaiting hysterectomy will I need chemo?

Just been diagnosed with uterine cancer stage three awaiting hysterectomy will I need chemo?

Yes will Need: Yes will need aggressive therapy, to eradicate disease completely from pelvis, most of the time besides chemotherapy radiation is also required. Please follow you doctors advise carefully. If you are not sure take a second opinion also, your doctors will be happy to provide such service. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please describe the uterine cancer mortality rates in the us?

Data from NCI:: Us national cancer institute data for endometrial cancer ("uterine" cancer):

these are cancers that form in the tissue lining the uterus. Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).
Estimated new cases and deaths from endometrial (uterine corpus) cancer in the United States in 2013:
new cases: 49, 560
deaths: 8, 190. ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman my age to have uterine cancer?

Uncommon: But certain risk factors can increase your risk: obesity, anovulation, hypertension, diabetes, infertility. See a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

Depends: Probably little if any increased risk if your mom didn't have uterine or colon cancer. If she had uterine ca diagnosed <45 yrs of age there's increased risk. Roughly 2% of newly diagnosed uterine ca patients have mutation for lynch syndrome which is inherited condition with a high risk for colon ca. The symptom to be aware of is post-menopausal bleeding. This should always be checked by your md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it is like with uterine cancer, could I not have pain before?

Can you tell me what it is like with uterine cancer, could I not have pain before?

Painless bleeding: By the time that pain develops in uterine cancer, it is usually far advanced. Don't let the fact that you feel well prevent you from seeking help. ...Read more

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What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

Spread to other area: Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b). ...Read more

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Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

No, a risk factor: Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000. ...Read more

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Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Estrogen/Uterine CA: Absolutely not. "high" estrogen levels are only one factor in the risk profile for uterine cancer, which also includes obesity, family history, and oral contraceptive history. Even if you possess one or more risk factors, that does not mean that a tumor is certain. Close monitoring and counselling by your gyn is the best course of action. ...Read more

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Can having an abortion earlier in life cause uterine cancer?

No: There are many factors which can increase the risk of uterine cancer, such as family history, obesity, certain types of hormone therapy and other medications. Having an abortion in the past should not increase your risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Bleeding: The most common presenting symptom of endometrial cancer is post-menopausal bleeding. It this happens you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Usually very curable: Most uterine cancers are very curable with a hysterectomy plus or minus a course of radiation therapy depending upon the stage of the cancer. You cannot catch it from her. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

Stage 4 Uterine CA: Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. ...Read more

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Uterine lining is 9 mm and some fluid. Are these strong signs of uterine cancer?

Uterine lining is 9 mm and some fluid. Are these strong signs of uterine cancer?

Not necessarily: Uterine thickening of 9 mm is not bad enough to suspect cancer. Your doctor will guide you further but Cancer is unlikely to be the cause of your Ultrasound reported findings. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer genetic?

Possible: In a sense all cancer is "genetic" in that it occurs do to changes in dna that cause cancer formation.

However, if your questions is about familial/inherited cancer, then most uterine cancer is not from an inherited increased cancer risk. But some uterine cancer may be related to cancer risk genes such as brca 1/2 and other genes. Genetic counselors can help determine. ...Read more

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How do you test for uterine cancer?

How do you test for uterine cancer?

Endometrial biopsy: By having a biopsy of the endometrium done by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer always related to hpv?

No: Cervical cancer is related to hpv. Uterine cancer is generally not related to hpv. Good review on the two below

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Hygiene: Clean clean and clean again, good hygiene, frequent change of cloths, bath if incontinent (Foley catheter if needed). ...Read more

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Does uterine cancer always come from the hpv?

No: Uterine cancers are not caused by hpv, cervical cancers, except for few rare exceptions, are caused by hpv. ...Read more

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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

NO, it does not: You may be confusing Arimidex (anastrozole) with Tamoxifen (which can cause uterine cancer although it is a rare complication. Arimidex (anastrozole) has no such problem. ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it.
Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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How can uterine cancer be treated with alternative medicine?

Complimentary med: Your cancer cannot be treated by alternative medicine. Unless the tumour is removed and all routes of metastasis are removed. Herbs and plants can provide palliative therapy. But they are not toxic enough to treat a tumour. Otherwise they will kill good tissue. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between endometrial cancer & uterine cancer?

Is there a difference between endometrial cancer & uterine cancer?

Almost synonymous: Uterine cancers are endometrial origin, they are endometrial cancers, some times broader term, uterine cancer is used to include cancers like ca of tubes, sarcomas (which is mesothelial origin not ectodermal cancer), other uterine structures. Physicians use cell specific term, so use the term endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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How can you safely have a baby if you have stage 1 uterine cancer?

It is very unlikely: That one can even get pregnant with uterine cancer. The cancerous lining inside the uterus is not compatible with developing a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


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