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What Are The Chances Of Dieing From Cervical Cancer
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
Yes: As in any cancer the stage and extent of the cancer is very important to figure out the prognosis. Prognosis predicts how likely it is to die of the cancer. Cervical cancer can lead to spread to other parts of the body and a person can die of it. Early stages however are cureable and the patient won't die if treated appropriately. Even later stages may have lower but potential cure rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 out os 100,000: Cervical cancer in the early 20s is very rare. However, these are the years when, depending upon number of sexual partners, you will be exposing yourself the the virus that causes cervical cancer later in life. It is best to be very selective in your intimacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
30%: 30% risk of recurrence with Stage 3b. Please discuss more details with your oncologist who knows your case better. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of recurrence of cervical cancer, once eliminated with 6 chemotherapy sessions ?
I am so scared that i will test positive for HPV and die from cervical cancer. I don't know what to do to calm my nerves. ?
Take heart.: Hpv infection is common, but only a few subtypes progress to cancer. There is also a long lead time from infection to cervical cancer, so active surveillance with pap smears and colposcopy can significantly reduce the chance of developing advanced disease. This is an important public health concern, but if you are proactive, practice safe sex, & do not let anxiety consume you, you'll be just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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