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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.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

Depends on Stage: It depends on stage. Generally early stage is treated with surgery (radical hysterectomy) +/- chemotherapy and radiation therapy. More advanced stages are generally treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy without surgery.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My mother had cervical cancer caused by hpv. she later had a hysterectomy at age 34 after i was born. is it possible i contracted hpv from her?

My mother had cervical cancer caused by hpv. she later had a hysterectomy at age 34 after i was born. is it possible i contracted hpv from her?

No: If your mother delivered and did not have HPV caused venereal warts, then no. If you are now an adult, the HPV can from a sexual contact source.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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