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Doctor insights on: Uterus Cancer Vaccine

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How risky is the vaccine for uterine cancer?

How risky is the vaccine for uterine cancer?

No danger in vaccine: The vaccine for cervical cancer (eg gardasil) is to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. It is not related to uterine cancer which is usually cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). ...Read more

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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Is vaginal cancers like uterine, vulva, ovarian, or cervical common in 13 year old Virgin if not how rare is it on a scale from 1/10 have HPV vaccine ?

Is vaginal cancers like uterine, vulva, ovarian, or cervical common in 13 year old Virgin if not how rare is it on a scale from 1/10 have HPV vaccine ?

At 13 very very rare: don't worry at this age , is good you had HPV vaccination , maintain good hygiene , do what you want to do with your life with out worrying about cancers. ...Read more

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Can cancer of the uterus be cured?

Can cancer of the uterus be cured?

Yes: If detected early a hysterectomy will remove the cancer and cure the patient. ...Read more

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What does cancer in the uterus feel like?

What does cancer in the uterus feel like?

Swelling or bleeding: It can have many symptoms - bleeding after menopause, abdominal swelling, or a feeling of heaviness are the most common. If you are suspicious, you should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

Should I be concerned about cancer of the uterus?

If you're at risk: You should be concerned if you have significant risk for uterine cancer that will include- excessive unopposed estogen therapy, on tamoxifen or other estrogen replacement, obesity, never pregnant, history of breast cancer, familial cancer such as breast/ovarian sydnrome, familial colon cancer etc. Recommend to have annual papsmear, regular f/u and further discussion with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How to prevent uterus cancer?

Exercise!: Most uterine cancer is estrogen dependent, thus maintaining a healthy weight (bmi of < 25) will decrease risk. Avoiding diabetes and high blood pressure will help. Birth control pills can also help lower your risk for uterine cancer. Exercise, along with a healthy diet is going to benefit.. Most important though is to see your doctor if you have breakthrough bleeding or heavy periods. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for cancer in the lungs that has moved from the uterus?

What are the survival rates for cancer in the lungs that has moved from the uterus?

Depends: Survival is not same for all stage 4, depends on the general condition, organ function, age, histology etc, in general prognosis range from weeks - if patient is not doing well to months if they are in good health. ...Read more

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My cancer in the lungs has moved to the uterus. What are my treatment options?

My cancer in the lungs has moved to the uterus. What are my treatment options?

Some options.: Stage IV lung cancer is often considered too widespread for surgery to work. However, if the lung disease is limited and has spread to one isolated area, such as the uterus only, then surgery could potentially be an option depending on age, lifestyle, desire for future fertility, etc. The majority of stage IV lung cancers are treated with some combination of chemotherapy and targeted therapy. ...Read more

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I am 59 years old. I just had a ultrasound it showed thickened uterus 11mm and fibrous (sp). I have no bleeding no pain. Is this cancer?

I am 59 years old.  I just had a ultrasound it showed thickened uterus 11mm and fibrous (sp).  I have no bleeding no pain.  Is this cancer?

Your Gynecologist ca: You should seek further help from your gynecologist. The question I have is why you had the ultrasound done in the first place? Thickening of the uterine lining can be benign but it needs to be moitored for further change in next 3 to 6 months. This can be done with a repeat ultrasound. If the thickness increases further, then an endometrial biopsy may provide the answers to the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more