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What Color Is The Cervical Cancer Ribbon
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
Variable: Tumors within the body have a completely different color than when they have been fixed and processed for pathology interpretation. Many times the lung is dark or mottled and black, but this can be due to smoking or other pigments. Tumors are usually yellow-tan-white to pink or hemorrhage. They are hard with dense scarring in many cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hope,badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information , counseling, commiserating , and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cervix is: Part of the uterus (womb) that exits the abdomina cavity into the upper vagina. It is exposed to the world of things that you allow to enter you vagina, and all of the exposures it has. Current belief is that most cacx is caused by 2 strans of a virus, hpv. A new vaccine can prevent acquisition and cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on treatment: It depends on what treatment is chosen by you and your gyn oncologist. Really there are only two options-- surgery or radiation which often is accompanied with chemotherapy to make the radiation work better. The choice between surgery or radiation depends on your clinical stage of cancer (all cancers are by convention categorized into stages 1 through 4) and your wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually forms an : Ulcerated tumor at cervix, then spreads to the soft tissues around the uterus called parametria. It can also spread to the vaginal walls , bladder , rectum, and pelvic lymph nodes. That's the usual regional disease spread. Distant places can be liver, lungs, spleen, lymph nodes in chest. ...Read more
Tan-white.: Compared to the surrounding normal breast tissue, which is pink and yellow-white, malignant breast tumors are typically tan-white in color and very firm to the touch. They grossly have an irregular, stellate (star-like) appearance, and may be gritty when cut. The tissue fixation in formalin typically used in breast biopsies will enhance the differences between the tumor and the normal breast. ...Read more
Possible: Most of the skin metastasis in local area of breast as set lite metastasis in advanced breast cancer, out side breast skin metastasis is rare and unusual. Primary skin cancers like melanoma from pig. Mole or squamous cell, or basal cell all have their own futures, for any suspicious, non healing lesion should seek help of a professionals for early detection and cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate. I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more
Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! sorry guys... ...Read more
Depends: There are many factors which play into prognosis. Staging of the disease is very important. Staging classifies the diseases into stages 0 through IV depending on the extent of the tumor (t), whether the cancer has spread to lymph nodes (n) and whether it has spread to distant sites (m for metastasis). Stage helps to predict prognosis and helps to determine the most appropriate treatment course. ...Read more
Many : Many people refer to leukemia as "blood cancer" even though it can also involve the bone marrow and lymph system. It is caused by immature white blood cells becoming cancerous and multiplying. The are many different classifications of the many leukemias we know about. I attached a website that goes through this in detail and can hopefully answer any other questions you have. ...Read more
Carcinoma in situ: Infection of the cervix by the human papilloma virus (hpv) is associated with precancerous lesions and cancer. Some people confuse precancerous lesions (dysplasia) with actual cancer. It is important to know that regular pap tests will detect precancerous cells that can be monitored or treated. Condoms do not fully protect against hpv but there are vaccines to help prevent cervical and hpv cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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