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How can you safely have a baby if you have stage 1 uterine cancer?

How can you safely have a baby if you have stage 1 uterine cancer?

It is very unlikely: That one can even get pregnant with uterine cancer. The cancerous lining inside the uterus is not compatible with developing a normal pregnancy.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread? .

What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread? .

Hello.: Hello. Stage I uterine cancer means that the tumor has grown in to the endometrium and possibly into the myometrium of the uterus. Regarding what type of treatment will be recommended will depend on the stage and input from members of the treatment team. Possible treatments of uterine cancer includes: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatment. It means it has not spread outside the confines of the uterus. I consider all cancer to be serious but her doctor may be able to provide a better gauge for that.

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What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor on what to expect and how to deal with it.

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Is radiation be used to treat uterine cancer? After a hysterectomy, will I still need radiation treatments for uterine cancer? .

Is radiation be used to treat uterine cancer? After a hysterectomy, will I still need radiation treatments for uterine cancer? .

Possible: You should discuss with your oncologist and gynecologist but what steps are required after hysterectomy depend on how advanced the cancer is when it is discovered. If it is confined to the uterus often a hysterectomy is all that is needed. If it is spread outside the uterus other treatments may be needed.

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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a women at the age of 60 suffering from uterine cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a women at the age of 60 suffering from uterine cancer?

Discuss with doctor: Hello - there are several possible side effects from pelvic radiation. It varies by type of radiation, radiation field, duration of radiation, and it also varies from person to person. The most common are bowel disturbances, and diarrhea is quite common. Good luck.

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How long can one survive with uterine cancer stage IV without treatment?

Why with out?: Probably (unfortunately) 12 months if untreated, over all IV a has17% IV b has 15% survival rate, also depends on type of tumor and cell activity etc. Good palliation is possible now with chemo radiation, currently great chemo therapeutic agents are available palliation is getting better.

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Does having an aunt with uterine cancer make me more likely to have one too?

Does having an aunt with uterine cancer make me more likely to have one too?

Possibly: There is an inheritence pattern for several cancer types, including ovarian cancer. However, knowing the specific type (endometrioid, serous, brenner, mucinous, etc), would make a definitive comment more meaningful.

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What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer? What kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?

What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer? What kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?

Abnormal bleeding: Uterine cancer announces itself most often as abnormal bleeding, less often as a mass. Diet does not cure cancer, and is in fact only of marginal help. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either very ignorant or is trying to mislead you. If you are at all concerned about your cycles, talk with your physician; he/she has heard it all before and you can do this without embarrassment.

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What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

Bleeding, pain, etc: Treatment may cause many of the same issues as the diaease but they will go away. Surgery is usually required and soreness associated with healing can occur. Additionally removal of ovaries may b done and cause hormonal changes. Often pts need radiation and possibly chemotherapy. Radiation can cause temporary irritation in your bladder or rectum. These side effects should pass after few months.

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What is the recommended treatment for uterine cancer?

Depends on the stage: Surgery is the most important treatment if surgically resectable. If there is invasion of the myometrium greater than 50%, radiation should be given after surgery. If there are multiple nodes involved or a high grade tumor, chemotherapy may be recommended. If advanced disease, chemotherapy alone, hormone therapy or a clinical trial may be recommended. Hope this helps.

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Is it safe to sunbathe two months after radiation treatment for uterine cancer?

Depends: If someone receives radiation to the whole pelvic area (external), then the skin in that region would likely be more susceptible to burning. Internal radiation would not affect the skin.

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Can I still have sex after undergoing treatment for uterine cancer? Will having sex while being treated for uterine cancer, or after treatment, put me in any danger? .

That: That is a good question. This partially depends on how you were treated. If you were treated recently with surgery, such as a hysterectomy, then ask your doctor on when you can resume sexual intercourse. Most physicians usually say 6 weeks to two months. If you had radiation or other treatment, then ask your treating physician. But most women do have sexual intercourse after uterine cancer treatment. Intercourse will not put you in any danger as long as it isn't very close to the time you had your surgery.

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Is there any treatment for recurrent uterine cancer?

Yes: See a Gyn. Oncologist or even a Gynecologist. It depends on the area of recurrence what treatment is needed. Sometimes surgery, sometimes radiation and chemotherapy.

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What are some of the side effects of uterine cancer treatment?

What are some of the side effects of uterine cancer treatment?

It depends: Surgery means healing and some pain. The length of recovery depends on surgery via larger incision or minimally invasive or robotic. Any surgery can have infection, bleeding or damage to adjacent organs as a "side effect" complication. If you mean radiation, that depends on the amount and how it is delivered but can affect your bowels and bladder. Chemo is usually not used but can be unpleasant.

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Are there any treatment options for? Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Radiation, surgery: And chemotherapy: even non-curable cancer may be kept under control with current treatments. If the cancer is too far advanced for control there still are treatments to keep the patient comfortable through palliative and hospice care.

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I think I have cancer. Is there a holistic uterine cancer treatment?

I think I have cancer. Is there a holistic uterine cancer treatment?

Please get seen.: Cancer is deadly!!! Hopefully you do NOT have it but ignoring it work the make it go away if you do. It is ALWAYS better to treat it early than wait until it is advanced and spread. See an MD this week.

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Can you tell me if there are advance stage uterine cancer patients seeking natural treatment?

No: There are no natural treatments for advanced stage uterine cancer. Please see your doctor for guidance with the specific issues causing problems in this case.

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How long does it take to die from either cervical or uterine cancer with no treatment whatsoever?

Variable: Tumors vary in their biological course and it is not feasible to provide a general timeline for progression to death. We, physicians are more concerned in preventing and treating cancers to prevent death from this cause.

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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in 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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more