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Survival Cervical Cancer Without 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are uterine cancer, endometrial / ovarian cancer, and uterine fibroids/other abnormalities detected through pap smear other than cervical cancer?
No.: Pap smears sample cervical cells only.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?
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