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What Is Cervical Cancer And How Can You Decrease Your Risks Of Getting It
Cancer of the Cervix: The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus, that dilates during labor to let the baby out. Cancer in this part of the uterus almost always caused by infection with human papiloma virus, or hpv. This is the same virus that causes genital warts, but most warts don't lead to cancer. To prevent cervical cancer, you can get vaccinated when you are young, before you start having sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
One sexual partner: While the chances of dysplasia/cancer are low when you have only have a single sexual partner, your partner may not have only have a single partner, and therefore could infect you with hpv, the most common cause of cervical cancer. Do a pap smear and you will know if you are at risk. Using condoms or other barrier methods during sex will decrease your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: These are uncommon cancers. They might be related to smoke or other exposures, but are not typical sites of cancer. There are about 2000 cases yearly in the us. I think that no smoking is the best advice. If you have some symptoms that worry you see your doctor. Is is likely to be something else. ...Read more
Multiple: There are multiple causes and risk factors for various cancers, but for the most part developing cancer is a matter of luck. The best thing you can do to decrease your risk of developing cancer is not smoke cigarettes. Screening procedures, such as colonoscopies, may also be recommended by your primary care physician based on your age and family history. ...Read more
What are the side effects of lung cancer? And what is the process of getting rid of it or is it curable? Can you live with one lung?
Multiple: Lung cancer effects can either be local, due to the location of the cancer, or distant, due to metastasis or spread. Once diagnosed, treatment is focused on removal or chemotherapy and /or radiation if not removable. Cure is generally based on the stage of the cancer at presentation. You can live with one lung quite well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you can: Cancer of the spine can involve the spinal cord or the vertebrae surrounding it. It can be due to a primary tumor or spread from a cancer elsewhere in the body. Common symptoms include pain, numbness, muscle weakness and difficulty walking. Pain is the most common symptom and often wakes the patient from sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your doctor: But... You need a physician to help you with this. A person cannot reduce his potential to make blood clots without advice from a doctor. ...Read more
What does smoking have to do with the HPV virus and why does it make chances higher in getting cervical cancer?
Smoking, HPV: There are many carcinogenecis found and are related to cigarette smoking. This is factual. Smoking will increase risk for certain cancers inluding lung, head and neck, kidney, breast etc and including cervical cancer. Hpv infections are related to increased risk for certain cancers including oral cancer, anal and cervical cancers. If you smoke and have hpv your risk for cancer will be way higher. ...Read more
What does it mean to have a high anal sphincter tone and what are the risks of having one? What can you do about helping it?
Need for control: Some use the term "high anal sphincter tone" to describe someone who is extremely controlling, exacting, and always trying to be perfect at everything s/he does. Such people are also highly critical of others, and easily offended. They experience high levels of stress, mostly self-induced. They rarely relax or "let go." learning relaxation practices can help; so might individual ; group therapy. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and how it can be treated? Does it has effect on your daily life if your prostate in removed?
Initial stages none: Initial stages prostate cancer will not have any symptoms, symptoms appear with spread to bone as bone pains etc, or urinary obstruction. With current techniques , will not affect daily life in most of the time, . Surgery may cause erectile dysfunction, will not have normal ejaculation.. ...Read more
Pretty good.: There are 42 carcinogens in a cigarette. One is bound to get you. ...Read more
Risk is dose-related: While smoking clearly significantly increases the risk of several cancers, not all smokers get cancer. Some die of coronary artery disease (due to smoking) before they develop cancer. The harm of smoking is dose-related: the more packs per day, and the more years smoked, the greater the risk. ...Read more
What is the single best change i can make in my diet to reduce the risk if cardiovascular disease?
Unknown, but ...: Thus far, the best Rx for prostate cancer is still unknown, but reasonable for an individual after considering age, general health, findings of tissue microscopic exam, PSA change & progress, DRE, ... to balance medical necessity & professional possibilities. For details, to articles in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html & http://formefirst.com/P-Ca-UpdateNews.html. ...Read more
Why are glioblastomas so common and is there anything a person can do to reduce the chance of getting one ?
Uncommon cancer: You have misunderstood something you read. Glioblastomas are relatively uncommon cancers, with about 12,000 new cases each year in the entire US. Not exactly rare, but that's 20 times and 15 times less common than breast cancer and prostate cancer, respectively. Most other cancers also are more common than glio. There is no known prevention against glioblastoma, so good thing it's pretty rare! ...Read more
HPV infections: Human papilloma viruses are being increasingly implicated with cervical cancers. Prevention is by prepubertal vaccination with Gardasil and cervarix. Limiting number of partners/ promiscuity and barrier methods will help prevent the disease. Pap smears have led to very early diagnosis and improved the odds of curable disease being found. ...Read more
If you have a pancreas cancer and touched the liver can you get rid of the cancer ? And how long will you remain alive in this situation thanks
Stay hopeful: Dear mattea, i'm sorry to say that pancreatic cancer is very difficult to treat especially if it has traveled to another organ. There is a type of pancreatic cancer, called net, that is much better. Patients with net can live many years with it and there are effective treatments. If not, when it is in the liver, there are effective treatments but patients on average live less than a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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