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What are my chances of getting cervical cancer if my mom had it?

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 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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After mom took DES in pregnancy is it possible to get cervical cancer from this?

After mom took DES in pregnancy is it possible to get cervical cancer from this?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What pain medication can my mom use if she has cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: It depends on the amount and intensity of pain. Often, cervical cancer causes very intense pain due to the anatomic locations. Commonly, we use a combination of long acting and short acting narcotics. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My mom has cervical cancer stage iv, what happens now?

My mom has cervical cancer stage iv, what happens now?

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

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My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. What do we do now?

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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My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. How far along is the cancer?

My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. How far along is the cancer?

Locally advanced: Your mother's cancer is confined to the pelvis, it has not spread to the upper abdomen or the lungs if it is stage iii. It is not amenable to surgery, but could be cured with a combination of radiation and chemotherapy. Good luck to her. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more