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What Is Cancer Of The Vulva
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
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
Only pathology: Vulvar cancer is a pathologic state and has no physiology. The causes include hpv and HIV infection, and smoking. It is uncommon and occurs on older women. For additional information consult the website given below. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vulvar-cancer/ds00768. ...Read more
Result of biopsy : More important than the biopsy per se. Biopsy involves removing part of the lesion on the vulva so that it may be examined by a pathologist to determine the nature of the disease, usually to rule in or rule out cancer. The amount of tissue removed is not likely to leave any lasting mark. If your doctor has suggested a biopsy, please follow her/his advice. ...Read more
None early on...: Prostate cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in early stages. Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as: trouble urinating, decreased force in the stream of urine, blood in the urine, blood in the semen, swelling in the legs, discomfort in the pelvic area, and bone pain. Some risk factors include advanced age and family history. Black men are at greater risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer Signs: Highly variable. Unexplained fatigue and weight loss and symptoms related to the site of the cancer - e.g., breast lump, vaginal bleeding, recall bleeding. Depends on the location of the tumor. If there are any changes in your normal health status, schedule an appointment with your doctor and have a thorough work up. ...Read more
Multiple factors: Age over 50, chronic intestinal diseases, polyps, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption and filly history of cancer can all increase your risk. Majority occur due to acquired defects in cells lining the intestines from a combination of one or more factors. Small minority are hereditary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great difference: The precancerous conditions which are believed to lead to cancer cannot spread beyond the superficial layer of the cervix. None of these precancerous conditions leads to cancer 100% of the time, but the worse they are, and the older the patient is, the more likely it is that cancer will develop. The point of pap smears is to detect the precancerous conditions so they can be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Textbook says:: A mole or otherwise similar looking melanocytic nevus, can have morphologic or chromatic changes, which can signify a change to a hyperplastic entity. That means a mole can be become a cancer, but sometimes you cannot tell without a biopsy. Overall, stay out of the sun without protection, and if you are concerned about an area on your skin, have it evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: The most obvious is a new or enlarging firm mass. Other symptoms can include skin and/or nipple changes. Rarely a unilateral spontaneous bloody nipple d/c. Any new or concerning findings on self-exam should be brought to the attention of your doctor. Finally, the ultimate goal of early detection is to find breast cancer before "symptoms" present - i.e. Screening mammmography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied symptoms: Cancer can develop in different parts of the human body. Depending on its location, there are local symptoms of swelling/new growth which is often painless when it is small but may become painful after it has grown in size to more than 2-3 inches. There can be ulceration and bleeding from the new growth. Some peeopl start losing weight despite eating normally. An unexplained fever can be a clue to ...Read more
Varies: Many prostate cancers are low grade and unlikely to spread. In fact, if the prostate glands of older men who die of other causes are examined, many can be found to have a small prostate cancer that never caused any problems. A gleason score of 6 is essentially the lowest score in current practice and often has an excellent prognosis. However, some cancers are more aggressive (especially score >=8). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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