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What are the chances of surviving stage 4 cervical cancer?

What are the chances of surviving stage 4 cervical cancer?

Bad prognosis: Localized stage 0 cervical cancer has 90 % 5 yr survival with distant metastasis stage IV the rate drops to 16.2 %. ...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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What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 cervical cancer?

What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 cervical cancer?

Still a chance to co: Cervix cancer can be controlled and sometimes cured even if it is stage -4, which is considered an advanced cancer. Go seek opinion from an expert in Cervix Cancer treatments. ...Read more

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Can a 84 year old with stage 4 cervical cancer be cured and how lond does a person in stage 4 live?

Can a 84 year old with stage 4 cervical cancer be cured and how lond does a person in stage 4 live?

Cervical cancer: In general, the 5 year survival for stage iva or b cervical cancer is 15-16%. Healthier and younger patients generally do better. The treatment for an 84 yo may be too much to tolerate ...Read more

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My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?

My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?

It depends: Her treating doctor can answer this question better. Not all stage-4 Cervix cancers are fatal. So the answer to your question depends on her exact stage(localized versus metastatic) and also on her cancer's response to treatment. Sometimes adrenal tumors can be removed surgically provided the pelvic tumor is under control.There are also new treatments coming along for cervical Cancer(e.g. Avastin) ...Read more

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How long do I have to live with stage IV untreated cervical cancer?

It depends on the si: The site of metastases determines the prognosis and survival. Most patients will live from one to two years depending on where the cancer has spread to. Once the vital organs like liver or lungs are involved then it is likely to be about one year or less.
You should actually consider taking treatment with chemotherapy which is quite well tolerated and can extend life for another one or two years. ...Read more

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My mom has cervical cancer stage iv, what happens now?

My mom has cervical cancer stage iv, what happens now?

It depends on where: Stage IV means her cancer has spread to other parts of her body. If she has a single tumor in one lung, it's possible that could be removed surgically. But if she has many tumors in different places, she will need treatment with chemotherapy. And in that case, there is no cure. The goal is to keep her feeling good for as long as possible. I'm sorry to give you that news. Take care of her, and you. ...Read more

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A 30-year-old family friend was just diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer that has also spread to her bladder. Is chemotherapy worthwhile?

A 30-year-old family friend was just diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer that has also spread to her bladder. Is chemotherapy worthwhile?

Probably: As you know that diagnosis does not carry a good prognosis. Current therapy recommendations would likely include chemotherapy in addition to radiation treatments. ...Read more

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Im four weeks late and I've been getting neg. Tests should I get blood work I've never been late even when i had cervical cancer im four weeks late I've taken a lot of tests and i got a couple back with faint lines should I just get blood work done.

Im four weeks late and I've been getting neg. Tests should I get blood work I've never been late even when i had cervical cancer im four weeks late I've taken a lot of tests and i got a couple back with faint lines should I just get blood work done.

Ask your provider: Over the counter pregnancy tests are pretty darned accurate so you're probably not pregnant but if you're four weeks late you should talk with your provider because there are other reasons your menses could be delayed. ...Read more

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Would termination of pregnancy be advised to a four months pregnant woman with stage III cervical cancer?

Would termination of pregnancy be advised to a four months pregnant woman with stage III cervical cancer?

Stg III a & b: Mean extension to upper 1/3 vagina for a, or to parametrial side wall. While this is curable, and the cure involves drugs and radiotheapy, terminating the pregnancy would allow life saving treatment now vs. Delay until foetal viability. Discuss medical facts with gyn-onc, probe the depth of what you want to do, speak with your partner and support network. Get the facts and do what your heart tells. ...Read more

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So it's possible you could get pregnant with stage 4 cervical cancer while receiving chemotherapy and radiation?

So it's possible you could get pregnant with stage 4 cervical cancer while receiving chemotherapy and radiation?

Yes: If you got pregnant under these circumstances, the baby could be severely injured by the chemo or radiation. So its best to take precautions to make sure that doesn't happen even though the chance of pregnancy isn't high. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more

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How fast can cervical cancer be diagnosed? Currently sexually inactive but had few times of oral sex 4 months ago.

How fast can cervical cancer be diagnosed? Currently sexually inactive but had few times of oral sex 4 months ago.

Get followed: Hopefully you're getting regular pap smears. Cervical cancer isn't going to develop overnight and is almost always preceded by at least one abnormal pap smear while it is still extremely curable. ...Read more

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How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many cervical cancer deaths per year?  what percentage is from hpv?

How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many cervical cancer deaths per year?  what percentage is from hpv?

Cervical Cancer Data: Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 12, 170; deaths: 4, 220. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 8.1 per 100, 000 women per year. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are estimated to be due to hpv infection. Even so, most women with this infection do not get cervical cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/cervical. ...Read more

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How long does it take 4 abnormal cells to turn into cervical cancer? 22, had ultrasound 1 yr agopap every 6mnths nothing there just abnormal cells.

How long does it take 4 abnormal cells to turn into cervical cancer? 22, had ultrasound 1 yr agopap every 6mnths nothing there just abnormal cells.

No one knows: a clinical cancer has millions or billions of cells, by the time it is detected. (Cells are very tiny) To calculate the time required to go from a few to lots depends on the doubling time,which can varry even in similar tumors. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago and removed everything because I had beginnings of cervical cancer. Is it still necessary to grt chrcked by thr gynochologist?

I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago and removed everything because I had beginnings of cervical cancer. Is it still necessary  to grt chrcked by thr gynochologist?

Yes: If you have a cancer indication for your hysterectomy, you should still be checked at least annually. The concern is that if something was missed during the surgery, you could potentially harbor an occult cancer that could then be discovered at a susbsequent exam. ...Read more

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Could I have cervical cancer? I've had this vaginal secretion for a while now. I've been to 4 different doctors and have been perscribed 2 different medications, one of which i was perscribed 3 times! i still have this issue, i don't know what to do and i

Could I have cervical cancer? I've had this vaginal secretion for a while now. I've been to 4 different doctors and have been perscribed 2 different medications, one of which i was perscribed 3 times! i still have this issue, i don't know what to do and i

What : What is the diagnosis that was told to you by all the doctors you have seen? What medication was prescribed?
Vaginal "secretion" or discharge is typically not a sign of cervical cancer. A pap smear detects cervical changes including cancer, so if you have not had one this year, i recommend you get one.
Back to the discharge. Have you been tested for std's? Vaginal cultures done? Please reply with the answers to my questions and a description of the discharge and any associated symptoms (odor, irritation, itching).
Hope to hear from you soon. ...Read more

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Will cervical cancer hurt your baby?

Assuming you mean: Diagnosed while pregnant, non-invasive might wait treatment until post partum, as might very early ia, but later stages pit woman's life versus foetal life dilemma, and balance of waiting for viability. A c-section may be needed. The cancer itself does not pass to/infect the neonate. Ca in situ and cone or cryo might lead to miscarriage and can affect fertility, as would rad hys & xrt. ...Read more

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How quick does cervical cancer spread?

How quick does cervical cancer spread?

Depends: Early detection is curable and that's why pap smears are so important. The ability to spread depends on a number of features-
is it poorly differentiated?
What stage was it iwhen it was found?
Has it gone to lymph nodes already?
Sorry- wish i could be more helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Not enough...: ..That will fit in 400 characters. Look for info at the american cancer society (cancer.Org) and the national cancer institute (cancer.Gov) websites. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms — early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear:
vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause,
watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor,
pelvic pain or pain during sex. ...Read more

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How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

Surgery: Removal of a cone of cervix including the lesion is the usual treatment. If child bearing is no longer needed/desired, removal of the uterus may be an option. ...Read more

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What exactly does cervical cancer look like?

It is a growth on th: It is a tumor or growth on the cervix. It looks like a cauliflower like growth on top of the cervix. It bleeds on touch and a biopsy shows cancer cells. It is not difficult to diagnose for any good doctor especially a gynecologist which is where you should go to get examined for this problem. ...Read more

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Odds of getting cervical cancer if a virgin?

Odds of getting cervical cancer if a virgin?

Almost zero: I'm generally hesitant to use the words "always" or "never" in medicine as nature usually finds exceptions to every rule. But I would say the chance is close to zero as cervical cancer is generally related to specific strains of HPV spread sexually. I do know of one case reported in the literature. However, I'd say you have a better chance of winning the powerball or being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Where is cervical cancer located in your body?

Uterus: It is cancer that develops in the uterine cervix, the lower tip of the uterus that sticks out into the vagina (see the illustration). Usually associated with human papilloma virus infection, so it can be prevented with the HPV vaccine or at least detected early with PAP smears. Not to be confused with endometrial cancer, which happens within the uterus itself. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Probably not: Cervical cancer is associated with particular strains of a virus (hpv) which is usually only transmitted during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cervical cancer hereditary?

I wanted to know is cervical cancer hereditary?

Not to my knowledge: It is mostly associated with smoking and exposure to sexually transmitted viruses like HPV and HIV. Girls should get vaccinated for HPV, women should get their PAPs on time, and everybody should exercise self control and enjoy sex responsibly. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Yes.: Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by infection with human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv can be transmitted sexually via skin to genital contact without necessarily engaging in intercourse. Therefore, women who have never had sex can still acquire hpv which would put them at risk for developing cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Range of none tosome: Early stage cervical cancer tends not to result in symptoms (this is why regular pelvic exams and pap smears are so important) but symptoms can develop as the cancer progresses. These can include vaginal bleeding after intercourse or between periods or after menopause, watery/bloody vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain of cervical cancer jab?

Do you mean jab: As in "jab" of pain? Cervical cancer can cause pain in its own if it invades into or compresses nearby structures. Sometimes the treatment (radiation, chemo, surgery) causes its own pain from inflammation of the tissue. Most of the time, pain is managed with nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) and narcotics like oxycodone or morphine. Sometimes a numbing medicine can be placed (called a "block") by your gyn onc. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more