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Will I Be Able To Have Children After My Treatment For Endometrial Cancer
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
Scheduled to have rai. Will be admitted to hospital for the treatment. I have a 6 and 2 year old. How many days before i can safely be around them?
Depends on dose: The american thyroid association has published guidelines on their site thyroid.Org. Expect 5 days, but your doctor will give you guidance and can follow your radiation level. ...Read more
Maybe: This germ can strike the sensitive areas within your fallopian tubes and make your chance of natural conception less likely. Your obgyn can do some testing to see if these have been effected. If they have, and you still have healthy ovaries, you could have kids using the assistance of ivf to bypass the problem. ...Read more
I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will i be able to have kids? Or will i need fertility treatment?
Can a breast cancer survivor get pregnant? My wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She and i want to know how this will affect her having children, and what we can expect. What effect will the treatments have on her? Is it safe for her to h
Team approach: Meet with a fertility specialist who has worked with cancer patients. They can coordinate with the oncology team to do egg retrieval. Hormones to facilitate the process can be done safely with tamoxifen. This should be done before chemotherapy is started. Adoption is a great option. I am an adoptive parent and it was a great experience for us. A wonderful option when childbearing is not possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have finished treatment for stages 3 breast cancer. How often should I be tested to ensure the cancer hasn't returned?
Need to ask gyn: Since most ovarian cancer management requires removal of the ovary affected and consideration of removal of both, fertility is unlikely after definitive treatment. However, if u have a rare form of a rare cancer it is difficult to answer your question without more specifics. This, i'd have to refer u to your managing gynecologist to answer specifically. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a person had early stage breast cancer 22 years ago and have been fine since how often do they need to have?
Likely routine f/u: Hello- after 22 years of being cancer free routine imaging and follow-up is likely to be sufficient. This means monthly self-breast exam following a menstrual cycle, an annual mammogram, and an annual breast exam by an md. If a gene that caused the breast cancer was identified then more rigorous screening may be indicated. This person should discuss it with their md. Thank you. ...Read more
I would like to know how long does it take to treat first grade of pre womb cancer and will i be able to have children coz i don't haveany ?
3-6 months: 3-6 months is generally needed to know if treatment has worked. This is very specialized treatment that should be done in conjunction with a fertility specialist and sometimes in cooperation with a gyn cancer specialist so you have a good understanding of what is going on, how you monitor things, and how long you should wait before trying to become pregnant. ...Read more
What can I do to get ready for cancer treatment? I will be having a surgical treatment for cancer, how do I need to prepare? Is there a specific diet i need to follow?
Depends: Radiation can reduce fertility depending on the tissues radiated in the pelvis (ovaries, uterus, testes, prostate, etc.), the dose they received and whether your also were treated with other therapies that can cause infertility (chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, surgery.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently had cancer removed and now set to have chemo. If all the cancer was removed how many times would I have to have treatment?
Depends: On the type of cancer, stage, and other factors. Talk to your doctor. Chemo is given because even if all the cancer the surgeon could "see" was removed there still can be a high chance of microscopic cancer cells being present somewhere in the body. The only way to tell for certain no cells are left is "the test of time, " meaning the cancer does not recur. ...Read more
I had a cone biopsy 2months ago.if I get pregnant now, will I be able to carry the pregnancy to term.
The cone biopsy: should not affect your ability to carry pregnancy to term. Given that 7 of your pregnancies resulted in 2 live births, there may be other issues interfering with your pregnancies going to term. Please see your OB to initiate ante-natal care even before you become pregnant. ...Read more
For a person that's been diagnosed with PID and treated will it be hard to conceive again or would I have to take fertility pills?
Unknown: PID causes infertility in some patients, but not all. It causes fertility by creating scarring that blocks the fallopian tubes, which cannot be circumvented by fertility pills alone. "Fertility pills" are used to encourage ovulation, which isn't the problem in a patient who has damage from PID. In those cases, though, in vitro fertilization can be used to achieve pregnancy. ...Read more
What to do if I have been in cancer treatment for the last 3 years, socurrently under going an ALT treatment only to treat cancer?
Maybe 0: Patients who undergo surgery for esophageal cancer are generally enrolled in a surveillance program. This may entail chest ct scans every 4 months for 2 years, than every 6 months for 1 year, then once a year. Suspicious things on ct scan can be followed up with a pet scan. Routine surveillance endoscopy is not necessary, unless used for addressing symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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