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What Happens If My Cervical Cancer Is Left Untreated
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Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the cervix this can occur in te cells that ...Read more
My mother is opting not to do chemo and radiation for cervical cancer. What could happen if left untreated?
Need more info: Different types of treatment are indicated for different stages of this disease. Very early disease is treated with only surgery. If more advanced, radiation or chemoradiation therapy may be indicated as well. ...Read more
It depends on the si: The site of metastases determines the prognosis and survival. Most patients will live from one to two years depending on where the cancer has spread to. Once the vital organs like liver or lungs are involved then it is likely to be about one year or less. You should actually consider taking treatment with chemotherapy which is quite well tolerated and can extend life for another one or two years. ...Read more
My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?
No way to tell: If she's relatively young, the possibility of li-fraumeni affecting the family is a concern. But there is no way, even if i had much more information, that i could tell you how much longer your loved one has with you -- even chief justice rehnquist survived a few years longer than he was supposed to. Cherish every day you have with her. ...Read more
After having intercourse I have pain in my upper left abdomen.. Could it be an ovarian problem..Had hysterectomy. Two years ago for cervical cancer.
Possible: You should see you doctor for an exam and possible ultrasound to evaluate the left ovary. There could be other reasons for your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper right quadrant pain radiating to left side. Should i get tested for ovarian or cervical cancer?
Other ideas: Based on these symptoms, i would focus more on gallbladder and pancreas issues. But if you are having abnormal menstruation, then a gynecologic evaluation is certainly reasonable. ...Read more
I have a very sharp pain on my left side above my hip when walking and breathtaking I have been in remission 18 months for cervical cancer?
Depends: Many things can be the reason - everything from things related to treatment to unrelated vitamin d deficiency to arthritis. Please have a thorough exam with your doctor. Additionally, cervical cancer warrants continued surveillance as well. ...Read more
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