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What Are Chances Of Cure With P3 Stage Cervical Cancer
30%: 30% risk of recurrence with Stage 3b. Please discuss more details with your oncologist who knows your case better. ...Read more
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
Depends on stage: The 5 year survival rates for cervical cancer depend on how advanced the disease is. Stage I (cancer only in cervix) is >90%, stage 2 (cancer spread just beyond cervix) is 60-80%, stage 3 (cancer spread to vagina or to pelvic wall) is 50%, stage 4 (cancer spread to bladder, rectum, elsewhere) is <30%. Regular pap smears result in early detection of cervical cancer and high chance for cure! ...Read more
Not rare: Back in the old days, 30000 americans, many of them young women, died of cancer of the cervix. The only reason this isn't happening nowadays is that we're picking it up earlier and treating it before it fully expresses itself. The hpv vaccine will lower the frequency, but the lesions that precede cervical cancer are very common. ...Read more
Low. The rates are.: 11, 000 new cases of cervical cancer (NCI estimate) occurred in the US in 2008. It is crucial to recognize that the majority of these cases could have been prevented with regular Pap screening. In the future, vaccination will likely reduce this rate significantly. In 2010 about 22, 000 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed. Oca is more age-associated than Cca. ...Read more
Cervical cancer: The chances of a second cancer are low after invasive cervical cancer. If you had radiation treatment, you are at increased risk of developing a uterine sarcoma. Any women with cervical cancer is at risk for development of other hpv related cancers: throat, vagina, vulva, anus. However, overall risk is < 1 in 10. ...Read more
Depends: For the most part, your chances will not increase because your sister had cervical cancer. Cancer of the cervix is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus (hpv). However, not everyone infected with the virus will go on to develop cervical cancer. So individual and perhaps family predisposition may influence the overall cancer risk. You should speak to your doctor about pap smears. ...Read more
Cervical cancer: There is no well-established model of a genetic basis for cervical cancer. Enviromental exposure/risk factors in developing cervical cancer include : early onset of sexual activity, multiple partners, high risk sexual partner (known hpv), immunocompromised, history of std. The more risk factors the higher your risk to develop cervical cancer. A routine screening with papsmear is recommended. ...Read more
HPV and partners: There are many risk factors for cervical cancer. Heredity is one. Early age at first intercourse, multiple sex partners, smoking and hormonal status are others. The single most important risk factor is infection with hpv, a sexually transmitted infection. Vaccination to prevent the common cancer causing types of hpv is availabe for girls and young women. ...Read more
What are the chances of recurrence of cervical cancer, once eliminated with 6 chemotherapy sessions?
Does repeated cycle of chemotherapy (6 sessions again after 6 months) ensure complete cure of cervical cancer?
No: Nothing is 100%. You will need ongoing and continuous surveillance to be able detect a recurrence as early as possible. ...Read more
Mixed picture: Outside of genetic causes, breast cancer in a 24 year old is very uncommon, although it can occur. Cervical cancer, on the other hand is not uncommon in that age group, and would be much more of a concern. Fortunately, having regular pap smears is an excellent way of screening for the precursors of cervical cancer and should be part of your healthcare plan. ...Read more
Local: When early stage cervix Ca defined and in many cases missed because cells in Pap look normal, a new mAb can define transforming cells by IHC to nearly 100%. Should such transformation be taking place without invasion of pretumor cells of basement membrane, then cryosurgery or cone resection of cervix can result in complete elimination of disease. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Probably not: Although, smoking increase the risk of many types of cancer, cervical cancer has been shown to be caused almost exclusively by hpv (human papilloma virus) that smoking has nothing to do with. Endometriosis is a disorder of uterine endometrium and that has nothing to do with the cervix either. ...Read more
Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more
What are the chances of developing advanced cervical cancer if last pap was normal and about a year ago?
Quite unlikely. ...: Not precise, but I would think the answer is something less than 2-3%. But the catch is if you had a "true" normal. Unfortunately, the Pap test, like any test, is not perfect. The chances of a Pap smear being reported as negative, when it is truly positive (a false neg), is probably around 25%, due to not retrieving proper cells or errors in lab handling. Then subsequent cancer chance higher. ...Read more
6 years ago I had an abnormal pap but didn't follow what are my chances that I could have cervical cancer now?
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