Users' questions

How did my sister find out she had cancer?

How did my sister find out she had cancer?

My sister’s cancer appeared suddenly, without warning. Two weeks ago, she started having severe abdominal pains. At first she thought it was a stomach virus or food poisoning. But, after two days of worsening symptoms, her internist sent her to the emergency room.

Can a woman still have ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

My sister, who had a hysterectomy about 10 years ago, just received a diagnosis for a type of ovarian cancer. If you have a partial hysterectomy, which removes your uterus, or a total hysterectomy, which removes your uterus and cervix, your ovaries remain intact and you can still develop ovarian cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Is there a cure for cancer of the uterus?

If the cancer has not spread beyond the uterus, removal of the uterus plus removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries (salpingo-oophorectomy) almost always cures the cancer. Unless the cancer is very advanced, hysterectomy improves the prognosis. Nearby lymph nodes are usually removed at the same time.

Which is the most common cancer of the uterus?

Most cancers of the uterus begin in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and are more precisely termed endometrial cancer (carcinoma). In the United States, it is the most common gynecologic cancer and the fourth most common cancer among women.

What kind of cancer does my sister have?

Hi, thanks for writing, my sister’s cancer is Uterine Carcinosarcoma. I believe it was stage III. She had no symptoms until one day she passed a clot of blood and within two weeks she was diagnosed and two weeks later had a complete hysterectomy as well as numerous tumors removed from her stomach and colin. This cancer spread like wildfire!

Is there a Yahoo Group for uterine carcinosarcoma?

Not to take anything away from this ACS discussion group, but there is also a discussion group on yahoo dealing with uterine carcinosarcoma, formerly referred to as MMMT. I am posting the web address for it. Note that it ends with uterinemmmt – all one word followed by a slash. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/uterinemmmt/

What do you call second cancer after endometrial cancer?

Second Cancers After Endometrial Cancer. Endometrial cancer survivors can be affected by a number of health problems, but often their greatest concern is facing cancer again. Cancer that comes back after treatment is called a recurrence. But some cancer survivors may develop a new, unrelated cancer later. This is called a second cancer.

Can a survivor of endometrial cancer get cancer again?

Endometrial cancer survivors can be affected by a number of health problems, but often their greatest concern is facing cancer again. Cancer that comes back after treatment is called a recurrence.