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What happens if my cervical cancer is left untreated?

What happens if my cervical cancer is left untreated?

Death: Cervical cancer is the number one killer of women worldwide. Cervical cancer if left untreated will lead to death. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

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

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My mother is opting not to do chemo and radiation for cervical cancer. What could happen if left untreated?

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

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

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How long do I have to live with stage IV untreated cervical cancer?

How long do I have to live with stage IV untreated cervical cancer?

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

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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?

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

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

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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.

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 more

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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

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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?

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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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more

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