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What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

Cancer has spread: Stage 4 of most cancers means that it has spread beyond the organ involved and regional lymph nodes to other organs. This is true for uterine cancers. ...Read more

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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 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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How long does it generally take for uterine cancer to progress to stage 4?

How long does it generally take for uterine cancer to progress to stage 4?

Tumor stage: Declares extent by t, n and m characteristics at the start. Many confuse "stage" as a calendar and a step-wise progression that can be predictably timed...Thus your question. The uterus is divided between cervix and corpus or body. The body usually refers to the endometrial lining, and the stage by invasion into the muscle. Stage IV almost always means distant disease. Some start there. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of uterine cancer?

Depends on stage: Early stage disease has excellent prognosis.

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My mom was sent home on hospice Sept 2nd with a perforated bowel and stage 4 uterine cancer. It's Sept 29 and she hasn't eaten or had a bowel movement.Has she been misdiagnosed?

My mom was sent home on hospice Sept 2nd with a perforated bowel and stage 4 uterine cancer. It's Sept 29 and she hasn't eaten or had a bowel movement.Has she been misdiagnosed?

See answer: Without knowing all the details it's not possible to give specific advice other than: Speak with her physician. Is she on Hospice care? If not, it may be helpful. Write down a list of questions you would like answers to. Her physician should be able to give reasonable answers. Knowing a family member is involved helps to keep physicians particularly attentive to your moms care . ...Read more

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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

How does uterine cancer affect your body?

Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...Read more

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I have possible uterine cancer please help what do I do?

Depends on staging: If you've been diagnosed, the next question is to determine the stage. That would involve tests. The stage would determine the treatment. If you have "possible " uc, i don't know what that means -- have you had biopsy? Other tests? An abnormal pap smear? ...Read more

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Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Not completely: You cannot completely prevent endometrial cancer. You can lower your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising 30 minutes per day, taking birth control pills for one year or more, and avoiding estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy after menopause. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen cause uterine cancer?

Tamoxifen/Uterine CA: Studies have linked the use of tamoxifen to an increased risk - perhaps twice the natural rate - to endometrial cancer. While the drug blocks estrogen receptors in the breast to assist in limiting the spread and growth of breats cancer, it apparently can augment the estrogen effects on the uterus and contribute to uterine cancer development. ...Read more

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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, 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