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Can you survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Can you survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

In rare early stages: In very early stage cervical cancer in patients who are seeking preserve fertility a gyn oncologist will remove only the cervix (trachelectomy). In later stages of cervical cancer a hysterectomy is not done and the cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival is possible in both cases. ...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 are the survival statistics for breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma?

What are the survival statistics for breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma?

It depends on many f: Most women with localized breast cancer do very well and there is high cure rate. Overall 75%-80% of breast cancers are curable. But you need to know what stage of cancer it is? You should also know what subtype(there are 3 different types) of breast cancer it is. Further there is the matter of what type of adjuvant therapy(post surgery treatment) was used. I'am sure your oncologist can answeryr. ...Read more

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It possible to survive cervical cancer without having a hysterectomy?

It possible to survive cervical cancer without having a hysterectomy?

Yes: Cervical cancer is treated in different ways depending in the stage in which it is diagnosed. Early stage cervical cancer is treated with a hysterectomy. Later stage cervical cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival rates depends on the type of tumor and the stage when treatment starts. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Do people sometimes survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Yes: An early cervical caner can be treated (and cured) with a cone biopsy or leep procedure and do not require hysterectomy. Many relatively advanced cervical cancers are treated with radiation therapy instead of hysterectomy - with reasonable success rates. Some cervical cancers are best treated by hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How is ovarian cancer different from metastatic ovarian cancer?

How is ovarian cancer different from metastatic ovarian cancer?

Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a woman had ovarian cancer and it spread to the lungs then this would be consider metastatic disease. ...Read more

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What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

Low, high: Cancer of the penis doesn't remit on its own, but if diagnosed early, the cure rate is very high. Keep an eye on it and report any bumps or red or white lesions early to your physician. ...Read more

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Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Pre- cancer: It is good to seek treatment from a gynecologist as it will require some form of local therapy to either excise it or burn it off with Laser or cryotherapy. if done well it can be easily eradicated. ...Read more

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What are the survivor rates for stage 4 colon cancer?

What are the survivor rates for stage 4 colon cancer?

Relatively low: If resectable, survival is about 25% at 5 years. Even if unresectable, I have many patients who are alive years after diagnosis with the use of chemo and avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?

What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?

Odds are low.: But it is still possible to have both. Risk of having papillary thyroid before forty is about 13/100,000. Risk of having breast Ca is about 11/100,000. The overlap of the two independent events is slightly less than 1 in a million. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer without having sex?

Can cervical cancer without having sex?

It is possible: But te exception to the rule. Current belief is "most" cervix cancer caused by a sexually transmitted virus, hpv. However, there are cases with patient s that have never had sex. ...Read more

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What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

Variable: Depends on how much spread, were e it spread to, and if you are a candidate for chemotherapy. Can be either monthscor multiple years! ...Read more

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What are statistical odds for cancer returning in a 63 yr old woman 20 yrs after treatment for stage 1 breast cancer (lumpectomy, chemo, & radiation)?

What are statistical odds for cancer returning in a 63 yr old woman 20 yrs after treatment for stage 1 breast cancer (lumpectomy, chemo, & radiation)?

Low, but not zero.: First of all, congratulations on being a 20-yr survivor! it is impossible to give you a number or even a range without knowing more specifics about your cancer, however, the fact that it hasn't returned in 20 years certainly puts you in favorable statistical category. I suggest that you meet with your medical oncologist to discuss this, as well as any measures you can take to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer, ampullary tumor. Whipple procedure. Spread to liver, not respectable. Chemo for 6 months and continuing. Prognosis?

Pancreatic cancer, ampullary tumor. Whipple procedure.  Spread to liver, not respectable. Chemo for 6 months and continuing. Prognosis?

Poor: While Whipple is the best approach for a primary pancreatic or ampullary lesion, the recurrence rate at 1-2 yrs is 90%. Chemo either of the FOLFIERI or Genciabine /Abraxane combo have limited effects on liver mets which in pancreas are not considered amenable to resection. There is an FDA protocol using specific monoclonals targeting pancreas that might be available but only after chemo failure ...Read more

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Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

Sometimes: There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all colon cancers are caused by lynch syndrome. If a family has multiple cases of both colon and endometrial cancer or colon cancer under the age of 40, lynch syndrome should be considered. ...Read more

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What age group has the highest probability of developing invasive cervical cancer (uterine cervix)?

What age group has the highest probability of developing invasive cervical cancer (uterine cervix)?

Late 40's in US.: The mean age at diagnosis of cervical cancer in the United States from 2000 to 2004 was 48 years. Only 5.7 percent of cases were diagnosed in women age 85 years or older. From 2000 to 2004, the United States age-adjusted incidence of cervical cancer in girls under age 20 was 0.1 per 100, 000, rising to 1.5 per 100, 000 in women age 20 to 24 years, and then ranging from 11.0 to 15.8 per 100, 000 for w. ...Read more

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Can i survive breast cancer without a mastectomy?

Can i survive breast cancer without a mastectomy?

That is very : Dependent on issues like the stage ; type of cancer you have. This is a very individual medical issue which can't be answered on line. You will need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the survival chances for a stage 4 womb cancer patient?

Not so good: When we are talking womb cancer it may mean a several things .It is important to differentiate which one you are refereeing to. If it is ovarian cancer , the prognosis is very poor . If it endometrial cancer the prognosis is generally bad . If it is cervical cancer , the prognosis is better than the above two but still stage IV is far advanced . There are few tumors that have good prognosis even. ...Read more

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DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?

DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?

It depends: It may depend on your age. Radiotherapy to your involved breast may be required as it is the standard of care. Ask your doctor and let us know what advice you receive. Tamoxifen is another medication recommended after completion of Radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Can you survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

In rare early stages: In very early stage cervical cancer in patients who are seeking preserve fertility a gyn oncologist will remove only the cervix (trachelectomy). In later stages of cervical cancer a hysterectomy is not done and the cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival is possible in both cases. ...Read more

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How do I know if hysterectomy is right for my cervical cancer?

How do I know if  hysterectomy is right for my cervical cancer?

Maybe: Assuming that you have "non-invasive cervical cancer" and if you are done having children, hysterectomy is fine. If not, there are other options available to preserve your potential fertility. Your general gynecologist should be able to direct this care for you unless you have "invasive cervical cancer", in which case you should consult with a gyn oncologist. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Yes: An early cervical caner can be treated (and cured) with a cone biopsy or leep procedure and do not require hysterectomy. Many relatively advanced cervical cancers are treated with radiation therapy instead of hysterectomy - with reasonable success rates. Some cervical cancers are best treated by hysterectomy. ...Read more

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It possible to survive cervical cancer without having a hysterectomy?

Yes: Cervical cancer is treated in different ways depending in the stage in which it is diagnosed. Early stage cervical cancer is treated with a hysterectomy. Later stage cervical cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival rates depends on the type of tumor and the stage when treatment starts. ...Read more

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If I have residual cervical cancer, is there a way to take care of it without hysterectomy?

If I have residual cervical cancer, is there a way to take care of it without hysterectomy?

CERVICAL CANCER: The gyne do a cone biopsy and remove the cancerous tissues. He follows you up for any recurrence or watch you closely. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy the only cure out there for early detection cervical cancer?

No: A hysterectomy is not really a way of detecting cervical cancer. An annual pap smear is used to detect precancerous changes. If abnormal the next step is an exam under a microscope followed by a biopsy. These are ways of detecting cancer and precancerous changes. A hysterectomy is a treatment option in early stages of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Am i considered a survivor if i had cervical cancer but i had a hysterectomy to remove it 7 months ago?

Yes!: The answer is "yes" assuming a few other details. (1) If your cancer was limited to the cervix and had not spread outside the uterus or to lymph nodes, and (2) the hysterectomy was done right away after diagnosis and was the initial treatment, then your chances of cure are very high and I would call you a SURVIVOR! Good luck! ...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?

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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How is cervical cancer treated? What are the common treatments for cervical cancer? Will I have to get a hysterectomy?

How is cervical cancer treated? What are the common treatments for cervical cancer? Will I have to get a hysterectomy?

Treatment : Treatment options depend on the stage of the cancer, the size of the tumor, the patient's desire to have children and her age. Not every patient is treated with a hysterectomy. Very early disease can be treated with several other options. Laser surgery is a surgical procedure that uses the cutting power of a laser beam to make bloodless cuts to remove a tumor. Conization is surgery done to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix and cervical canal. Cryosurgery is a procedure in which tissue is frozen by liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide to destroy abnormal cells. Hysterectomy is used for the woman who does not want to have children or who has more advanced disease. During this surgery, the uterus and cervix are removed, and sometimes the tubes and ovaries are also removed. Radiation and/or chemotherapy are also used for patients who cannot undergo surgery, or who have advanced disease. Because there can be numerous treatment options depending on the clinical situation, the doctor and patient should make the decision together to come up with the best outcome for that patient. ...Read more

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I had a radical hysterectomy 25 years ago due to cervical cancer. I am having a brown discharge. What could be causing this?

Please see your gyn: You need an exam to make sure u do not have a vaginal infection, vaginal precancer or cancer or a recto- vaginal fistula or something else. ...Read more

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61years, 9months ago i had radi&chemo after a total hysterectomy, i had a cervical cancer, grade iii.Do i need to make checks and what checks should make?

Important: After being treated for cervical cancer you need to outline your treatment and follow up plan with your gyn oncologist. Generally they will want to see you every 3 months for the first one to two years. Close follow up in warranted after cervical cancer. You did not mention what stage your cancer was. Follow up plans will depend on that. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

Usually no: The echoes are commonly due to some bleeding into the cyst. It is reasonable to get another ultrasound in 6 months to recheck but the overwhelming likelihood is that this is not cancerous. These cysts also commonly go away on recheck. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian pain after intercourse i'm two years post hysterectomy from cervical cancer..Why the pain?

Scar tissue: Surgery results in post-operative healing--which generally gives you scarring. The scarring causes unusual pressure or pulling on the organs that remain, which can pull the nerves -- resulting in pain. Different positions may also result in more pain than others. Perhaps you can try something else that would be more comfortable. ...Read more

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Hi there, i am post-op hysterectomy (4 months) due to cervical cancer and now experiencing painful hips when i walk?

Hi there, 

i am post-op hysterectomy (4 months) due to cervical cancer and now experiencing painful hips when i walk?

Go see your doctor: I'm sorry to hear about your cervical cancer but i'm glad to hear that you had it cared for. With that said, it's still a good idea to see your family doc or oncologist (both probably) regarding your pains. It would be a good idea to get xrays of your hips to make sure nothing else is going on. If there's any swelling in your legs, get a venous duplex study to rule out blood clot. ...Read more

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I am 44 i had a radical hysterectomy nov 09 for cervical cancer i recently noticed a blood tinged when i used the bathroom after having sex with my husband should I worry

I am 44 i had a radical hysterectomy nov 09 for cervical cancer i recently noticed a blood tinged when i used the bathroom after having sex with my husband  should I worry

Probably not: I would recommend you be evaluated by your physician. The vaginal cuff can be an area of recurrence. This is dependent on the extent of your prior surgery, how much cancer was there, pathology of the cancer, and other factors. Please go get evaluated. ...Read more

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Had cervical cancer in nov 09 they did a radical hysterectomy recently i noticed a faint bloody tinge when i went to the bathroom after having intercourse i haven't had this before should I worry i

Had cervical cancer  in nov 09 they did a radical hysterectomy recently i noticed a faint bloody tinge when i went to the bathroom after having intercourse
i haven't had this before should I worry i

Yes, : Yes, please see your gynecologist immediately and schedule an immediate evaluation. With your history you must take every symptom extremely seriously. Please have an immediate evaluation by your prior surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled growth of cells in the cervix, the narrow neck-like passage forming the lower end of the uterus. Most cases of cervical cancer should be preventable by HPV vaccinations ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more