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Treatment For Uterine Cancer Stage 1
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
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.
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.
What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a women at the age of 60 suffering from uterine cancer?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
What is the treatment for uterine cancer. What are the chances of surviving it if its in later stages. Thanks?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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