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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

Stage 4 Uterine CA: Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. ...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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What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

Cancer has spread: Stage 4 of most cancers means that it has spread beyond the organ involved and regional lymph nodes to other organs. This is true for uterine cancers. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for uterine cancer to progress to stage 4?

How long does it generally take for uterine cancer to progress to stage 4?

Tumor stage: Declares extent by t, n and m characteristics at the start. Many confuse "stage" as a calendar and a step-wise progression that can be predictably timed...Thus your question. The uterus is divided between cervix and corpus or body. The body usually refers to the endometrial lining, and the stage by invasion into the muscle. Stage IV almost always means distant disease. Some start there. ...Read more

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How uterine cancer spread to us? I mean by only sexually or other way?

How uterine cancer spread to us? I mean by only sexually or other way?

Does not: Uterine cancer does not spread from one person to another. However, cervical cancer (which is the low end of the uterus) is caused by the human papilloma virus, which is spread by sexual intercourse and oral sex. ...Read more

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I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome.What does this mean for my children?

I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome.What does this mean for my children?

Genetic testing: You may want to do the genetic testing and see if you carry the genetic abnormality. If you do have it as well- there is a risk for other cancer as well like breast cancer and colon cancer. Your genetician will be able to tell you more specifically about the type of genetic abnormality and how high is your risk. You and children then should be aware and do the appropriate cancer screening test. ...Read more

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What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the mean survival rate for fast spreading cervical and uterine cancer?

Difficult? to answer: Unless you provide details of the stage of this cancer, we can not give you a good answer. Besides knowing the stage it matters where the cancer has spread to and also what treatment is being done and if it is helping or failing. Unless the treatment has been used up, there is no telling how long the patient may live because a good response to treatment or lack of it can change everything! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more