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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
If someone has endometrial cancer and is going through treatment will eating healthy and losing weight help in living longer with the cancer or not?
What is the life expectancy for a 93 year old woman with stage 4 IB endometrial cancer? She has had a hysterectomy but is seeking no other treatment.
Depends on the stage: Surgery is the most important treatment if surgically resectable. If there is invasion of the myometrium greater than 50%, radiation should be given after surgery. If there are multiple nodes involved or a high grade tumor, chemotherapy may be recommended. If advanced disease, chemotherapy alone, hormone therapy or a clinical trial may be recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What is the treatment for uterine cancer.What are the chances of surviving it if its in later stages.Thanks?
It depends: Surgery means healing and some pain. The length of recovery depends on surgery via larger incision or minimally invasive or robotic. Any surgery can have infection, bleeding or damage to adjacent organs as a "side effect" complication. If you mean radiation, that depends on the amount and how it is delivered but can affect your bowels and bladder. Chemo is usually not used but can be unpleasant. ...Read more
Bleeding, pain, etc: Treatment may cause many of the same issues as the diaease but they will go away. Surgery is usually required and soreness associated with healing can occur. Additionally removal of ovaries may b done and cause hormonal changes. Often pts need radiation and possibly chemotherapy. Radiation can cause temporary irritation in your bladder or rectum. These side effects should pass after few months. ...Read more
Why with out ?: Probably ( unfortunately ) 12 months if untreated, over all IV a has17% IV b has 15% survival rate, also depends on type of tumor and cell activity etc. Good palliation is possible now with chemo radiation , currently great chemo therapeutic agents are available palliation is getting better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to die from either cervical or uterine cancer with no treatment whatsoever?
History of uterine cancer- after initial treatment, during check up, doctors said there are "cells" and need further check up. Is it recurrent cancer?
Unsure: It would be worrisome to have abnormal cells in a patient with a history of uterine cancer, so the appropriate thing to do is follow your doctor's recommendations for further evaluation. However, just because there are cells that require further evaluation does not mean that the cancer has returned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i still have sex after undergoing treatment for uterine cancer? Will having sex while being treated for uterine cancer, or after treatment, put me in any danger?
That : That is a good question. This partially depends on how you were treated. If you were treated recently with surgery, such as a hysterectomy, then ask your doctor on when you can resume sexual intercourse. Most physicians usually say 6 weeks to two months. If you had radiation or other treatment, then ask your treating physician. But most women do have sexual intercourse after uterine cancer treatment. Intercourse will not put you in any danger as long as it isn't very close to the time you had your surgery. ...Read more
If someone is diagnosed with endometrial cancer stage 3B, could they live longer with it if they lost weight and weren't obese anymore?
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