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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
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