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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?

Spread to other area: Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b). ...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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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

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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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What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread? .

What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread?

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Hello. : Hello. Stage i uterine cancer means that the tumor has grown in to the endometrium and possibly into the myometrium of the uterus. Regarding what type of treatment will be recommended will depend on the stage and input from members of the treatment team. Possible treatments of uterine cancer includes: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatment. It means it has not spread outside the confines of the uterus. I consider all cancer to be serious but her doctor may be able to provide a better gauge for that. ...Read more

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My mom was sent home on hospice Sept 2nd with a perforated bowel and stage 4 uterine cancer. It's Sept 29 and she hasn't eaten or had a bowel movement.Has she been misdiagnosed?

My mom was sent home on hospice Sept 2nd with a perforated bowel and stage 4 uterine cancer. It's Sept 29 and she hasn't eaten or had a bowel movement.Has she been misdiagnosed?

See answer: Without knowing all the details it's not possible to give specific advice other than: Speak with her physician. Is she on Hospice care? If not, it may be helpful. Write down a list of questions you would like answers to. Her physician should be able to give reasonable answers. Knowing a family member is involved helps to keep physicians particularly attentive to your moms care . ...Read more

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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...Read more

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I have possible uterine cancer please help what do I do?

Depends on staging: If you've been diagnosed, the next question is to determine the stage. That would involve tests. The stage would determine the treatment. If you have "possible " uc, i don't know what that means -- have you had biopsy? Other tests? An abnormal pap smear? ...Read more

Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in 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