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What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

Depends: Probably little if any increased risk if your mom didn't have uterine or colon cancer. If she had uterine ca diagnosed <45 yrs of age there's increased risk. Roughly 2% of newly diagnosed uterine ca patients have mutation for lynch syndrome which is inherited condition with a high risk for colon ca. The symptom to be aware of is post-menopausal bleeding. This should always be checked by your md. ...Read more

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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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I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

Under age: 50, about 4/100, 000. After age 50, it goes up sharply. Unless you have ulcerative colitis, multiple polyps, or any condition that increases your chances, you don't need to have a conlonscopy until age 50. ...Read more

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

5%: Women with a personal history of breast cancer have a 3-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer. This association is even higher in women with a brca mutation, who may have a15-45% risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting cancer if I do not remove uterine polyps?

What are my chances of getting cancer if I do not remove uterine polyps?

Some : Most of the uterine polyps are benign , they are considered premalignant , 0.5% polyps are malignant already ., a compelling reason to treat them besides associated symptoms it causes. Please see and take your gynecologist advice. ...Read more

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I have a big family history of breast cancer. Is there anything i can do to lower the chances of getting it?

I have a big family history of breast cancer. Is there anything i can do to lower the chances of getting it?

High risk program: It is important to know which members of your family are affected. This will determine if brca genetic testing is needed. I recommend you find a high risk program at a breast center to get a full evaluation and follow up. Once they have obtained all the info, they can recommend specific risk reducing measures. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a high chance of getting lung cancer?

How can I know if I have a high chance of getting lung cancer?

Smoking: The current high risk group is people who have a greater than 30 pack year smoking history (packs/ day x years smoking) within 30 years. At your age if you currently smoke your are at risk and the more you smoke the higher the risk. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my family has a history of colon cancer, how early should I start getting tested?

Could you tell me if my family has a history of colon cancer, how early should I start getting tested?

40: You should have a screening colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the regular population, so get screened by age 40. Eat a lower fat, higher fiber diet, and take a single Aspirin daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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If your parent had breast cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

If your parent had breast cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

Increased: The risk solely from a 1st degree relative is about 2.5-4x's. The gail model is a validated calculator that was used for the largest prevention trials (p-1, p-2) and is available on the nci website which gives a 5 year and life time (through age 90) risk looking at various factors (age, menstrual history, findings on prior biopsies, and 1st degree relatives) and normals for comparison. ...Read more

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I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

Yes: Some times, hysterectomy ( surgical removal of the uterus) is performed together with oopherectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries ) if there is an indication. So, hysterectomy alone doesn't increase or decrease risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

Maybe: There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes). However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of smoking cancer. What should I know if I might have cancer from smoking?

What are symptoms of smoking cancer. What should I know if I might have cancer from smoking?

Depends on cancer: Smoking can cause different cancers. Each type has different symptoms. Smoking is mostly linked with lung, head & neck, esophagus cancers. But carcinogens are also in the blood and not just smoked and as such your risk of even prostate and other cancers also go up. Besides heart and vascular diseases also, it's best never to smoke or quit as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I have a family history of breast cancer?

What can I expect if I have a family history of breast cancer?

It depends: The risk of breast cancer depends on multiple variables like family history, age, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more

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What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

Age, family history: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?

How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?

Ask: Go to your older relatives & ask them- not just about colonoscopies, but about their parents/grandparents, who had what & who died from what. You'll get valuable family history on a number of topics. Only about 5% of colon cancers occur in families with a history of colon cancer, so screening is more important than family history for this. ...Read more

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I have all symptoms of cervical cancer.Is it possible at 18-19 yrs?Curable?Can i get pregnant in future?Whats the probability of me having cancer?

Only symptom: The only symptom of cervical cancer is abnormal bleeding... Are you sure that you are referring to the right cancer? Most women who have cervical cancer have no signs or symptoms. It is possible (though highly unlikely) to get it at 18 years old. Yes, women with cervical cancer sometimes go on to have pregnancy. In order to tell you prognosis, needs result of your cold knife cone or leep? ...Read more

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Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?

Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?

BrCA 1 and 2: We can test forcertaintypes of hereditary breast cancer caused by the brca genes 1 and 2. There is also a test for lynch syndrome that causes increased risk of polyposis colorectal cancer, breast, and uterine cancer. Tests are available for li fraumeni which is very rare. We think that more (and cheaper) genetic testing will be available in the next several years. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting colon cancer and how did doctors get that probability?

What are the chances of getting colon cancer and how did doctors get that probability?

46 cases/yr in 100K: The risk of developing cancer of the colon and rectum is low (46 cases out of 100k population per year, in the us.) this comes from large population data studies, called "seer cancer statistics review" http://seer.Cancer.Gov/statfacts/html/colorect.Html. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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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