Questions and Answers about Gynecologic Cancers
These are questions that women have asked me, and my answers to them.
Specific to Hyperplasia and Risks
A collection of the Q&A's specific to endometrial hyperplasia and other risks for uterine cancer.
Cell Cancer Genetic?
A visitor is worried about some abdominal symptoms, especially because her brother has germ cell cancer. Do testicular and ovarian germ cell cancer have common origins?
A visitor has a ultrasound result which puzzles her. What is a septated complex ovarian cyst? Is it likely to be cancer?
Tube Cancer: Radiation Therapy and Follow-up Care
A woman with fallopian tube cancer finds her doctors disagreeing over her care.
125 and Pregnancy
CA 125 rises after borderline ovarian tumor - but the woman is pregnant. What's causing the rise?
Is it a cyst? Is it a tumor? A visitor has some great questions about this ovarian mass.
Not Surgery for Stage 2 Cervical Cancer?
A woman with stage 2B cervical cancer wonders why her treatment is radiation and chemotherapy, but no surgery.
Uterine Cancer Genetic?
If your mother had uterine/endometrial, how much does it raise your risk?
Liver Oil: Truth or Scam?
Can shark liver oil possibly help prevent cancer? Possibly, but...
An Adnexial Mass?
You say adnexial, I say adnexal...
Polyps Likely to Be Cancerous?
If not, why the biopsy?
to Keep Ovaries/Hysterectomy for Hyperplasia
A woman with endometrial hyperplasia asks about when a hysterectomy is appropriate and whether her ovaries should be removed at the same time.
How often? A visitor's doctor says "not too often - women don't like them". Hmm...
"Ovarian cancer but not in the ovaries"?
Ligations and Cancer
A visitor finds conflicting information on the net about the relationship between tubal ligations and ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers.
A visitor asks about a loved one with this rare tumor.
A visitor is alarmed at some symptoms and wonders about their cause.
A visitor has developed vaginal stenosis following reconstructive surgery. What now?
Coverage for CA125 Test
Under what circumstances is the test likely to be covered?
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms? When To Get Alarmed? The symptoms are so varied and vague that it's easy to scare youself! How do we walk the line so that we get the proper medical care without going into a panic over every new abdominal rumbling?
over Ovarian Cancer Tests
A visitor waits for test results - one of life's most nerve-wracking experiences!
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