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What Are My Chances Of Getting Cervical Cancer If My Mom Had It
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Vaginal cancer: Des is associated with the development of vaginal adenosis and clear cell carcinoma of the vagina in the offspring of women who took des during pregnancy. These lesions often occur in girls and young women. Carcinoma of the cervix may occur. Des use was discontinued about 30+ years ago. Regular checks ups with your doctor are advised, even without des exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom had HPV and a spot on her cervix. She got me the injections am i protected against HPV and cervical cancer? How will i know if i get cervical c
Yes: Still need pelvic exams and pap smears. ...Read more
If my mom had a STD while she was pregnant with me and got cervical cancer and the STD was passed on to me after my birth, could i then get it too?
Very remote chance.: Cervical cancer is caused by the hpv virus. Hpv can rarely be passed from mother to her fetus or infant. One study found that only 3% of infants of infected mothers got the virus. Most infections with hpv also never turn into cancer. Therefore, the risk of this mother-to-daughter spread is thought to be very low and no special screening is needed. It would make sense to get vaccinated though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im from ireland. My mom has been diagnosed with stage 5 cervical cancer, she was told there is 6 stages and she is still pre-cancerous is this true?
Cervical cancer: There are only 4 stages for cervical cancer (i-iv). You cannot be precancerous if you are diagnosed with cancer. I adviced your mother sees an oncologist. The national cancer center network has strict diagnosis & treatment criteria/protocols for all cancers, the expert attention of oncologists is essential. That way they can recomment the best treatment option for your loved one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on where: Stage IV means her cancer has spread to other parts of her body. If she has a single tumor in one lung, it's possible that could be removed surgically. But if she has many tumors in different places, she will need treatment with chemotherapy. And in that case, there is no cure. The goal is to keep her feeling good for as long as possible. I'm sorry to give you that news. Take care of her, and you. ...Read more
Go to a relaible gyn: Your gynecologist can guid you for further treatment. The typical treatment involves radiotherapy given in conjunction with chemotherapy. So find a radiation oncologist or go to a cancer center where they treat various cancers and they will guide you about where to get treated for this cancer. ...Read more
My mom just told me that she has stage 3 cervical cancer. I'm worried if this is life threatening?
Yes: Stage 3 means that the cancer has spread to the lower vagina (3a) or the side of the pelvis (3b). This can certainly be life threatening. The usual treatment is radiation and chemotherapy at the same time with relatively good success. Her doctor may or may not do lymph node staging before radiation to evaluate how far up to give the radiation. She does need treatment right away. ...Read more
My mom has cervical cancer stage 2 dr's r saying have radiation and chemotherapy but it is possible to have surgery?
Not advisable: For stage 2 cervical cancer, most people recommend chemo + radiation. Surgery alone is unlikely to remove all the cancer, so they would have to have chemo and/or radiation anyway. Older studies showed very high complication rates with surgery + radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding heavy enough to use a pad between periods. Never happened before. My mom is a cervical cancer survivor. I'm concerned.
2 different things: Cervical cancer is a dangerous disease but typically easily preventable by following guidelines re pap smears. New guidelines are start a pap test at 21 years old. Bleeding is typically due to hormones and is a problem with how hormones affect the lining of uterus (not cervix). See a gynecologist though to discuss options to control bleeding between periods which isn't normal and controllable. ...Read more
My 47 y/o moms pap smear showed cell changes. She smokes, drinks, has bn on the pill fr 15yrs & her mom had cervical cancer. Should I be worried? :-(
No: Your risk for cervical cancer is not increased based on family history. Unlike cancers of the breast, ovary, and bowel which have some genetic predispositions - cervical cancer is not hereditary. Cervical cancer risk is related to history of std's (particularly hpv), numerous sexual partners, and to some extent tobacco abuse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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