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June 7, 2014
Share your cancer experiences once, and give the gift of hindsight to cancer patients.
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Perna Canaliculus, shown to be useful in the treatment of joint health and anti-inflammation. anti-COX 2 activities shown
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Know what to expect, how to plan for it, and how to organize your friends and family. Remove the anxiety, take back control.
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June 7, 2014
Organze Your Medical Records
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June 7, 2014
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Rachel Perez September 26, 2014
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Rachel Perez September 24, 2014
Understanding uterine cancer refers to several types of malignancies, including those that arise from the endometrium, or lining inside of the uterus. Endometrial cancers are the most common gynecologic cancers in the United States, with over 35,000 women diagnosed each year. The incidence is on a slow rise secondary to the obesity epidemic and possibly other causes, like too many of the harmful estrogens and other hormonal changes. The most common subtype, endometrioid adenocarcinoma, typically occurs within a few decades of menopause and is associated with obesity, excessive estrogen exposure, often develops in the setting of endometrial hyperplasia, and presents most often with vaginal bleeding. Endometrial carcinoma is the third most common cause of gynecologic cancer death (behind ovarian and cervical cancer). A total abdominal hysterectomy which is the surgical removal of the uterus with bilateral removals of the tubes and ovaries: salpingo-oophorectomy, this is the most common therapeutic approach. Endometrial cancer may sometimes be referred to as uterine cancer. However, different cancers may develop not only from the endometrium itself but also from other tissues of the uterus, including cervical cancer, sarcoma of the myometrium, and trophoblastic disease. There are two major parts of the uterus: the cervix (or neck) and the upper rounded extremity, which is called the corpus or fundus. The endometrium is a mucous membrane (a specialized kind of tissue containing mucous glands) that actually lines the inner layer of the uterine wall. Since it is in this lining that cancer mainly develops, most uterine cancers are simply called endometrial or endometrioid. When tumors occur in the actual muscular wall of the uterus as opposed to the endometrium, they are known as uterine sarcomas.
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Chris Ryan August 5, 2014
Uterine cancer most often occurs in women over 50; the average age is 60. Obesity is another factor. Fatty tissue in women who are overweight produces additional estrogen, a sex hormone which can increase the risk of uterine cancer. This risk increases with an increase in body mass index (BMI; the ratio of a person's weight and height). White women are more likely to develop uterine cancer than black women. Uterine cancer may run in families where colon cancer is hereditary and women in families with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), or Lynch syndrome, have a higher risk for uterine cancer. Women may have an increased risk of uterine cancer if they have had endometrial hyperplasia or if they have diabetes. Women who have had breast, colon, or ovarian cancer have an increased risk of uterine cancer.
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Chris Ryan August 5, 2014
Research has shown that certain factors can lower the risk of uterine cancer: Avoid alcohol and exposure to carcinogens, consider the risk of uterine cancer before starting HRT, especially estrogen replacement therapy and maintaining a healthy weight Treatment Hysteroscopy allows the direct visualization of the uterine cavity and can be used to detect the presence of lesions or tumors. It also permits the doctor to obtain cell samples with minimal damage to the endometrial lining to focus on abnormal areas, and Endometrial biopsy or aspiration may assist the diagnosis. Transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the endometrial thickness in women with postmenopausal bleeding is increasingly being used to evaluate for endometrial cancer. Ongoing research suggests that serum p53 antibody may hold value in identifying high-risk endometrial cancer
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Chris Ryan August 5, 2014
Cervical affects about 16 per 100,000 women per year and kills about 9 per 100,000 per year. Approximately 80% of cervical cancers occur in developing countries and worldwide, in 2008, it was estimated that there were 473,000 cases of cervical cancer, and 253,500 deaths per year. I debated for years with uterine cancer experts at international conferences in Europe, Asia, and the US about where cancer in situ of the breast and cervix were real cancers or not. The short version, in my opinion, is that cancer is cancer. If it is localized and dormant, it is still real cancer. It has just not spread. From my research, these cancers have a propensity to spread; they may not if the tumor environment is healthy. The cells that are dominant cancer, or healthy cells that then get damaged DNA, then these cells mutate to cancer, both these types of cancer are very apt to spread if the micro-environment is toxic. Other factors that cause cancer activation are cells that are: inflamed, acidic, hypoxic, and with chemical imbalances (like bad estrogens and not enough progesterone), like exposure to heavy metals, hydrocarbons and other carcinogens. Like Bob Beck’s book, the body electric, the electrical charges of the cells and cell environment are important determinant for health or disease. It is chemistry that determines the electrical components of the body electric. What all this means is that there are tumor microenvironments that cause activation or development of cancer cells or allow it to stay inactive. In carcinoma in situ, cancerous cells are limited to the surface area of the cervix.
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Chris Ryan August 5, 2014
Glassy cell carcinoma is a very rare malignancy that can occur in a number of sites. The commonest sites are the female reproductive tract (the uterine cervix, the uterine endometrium, and the fallopian tubes), and the colon (in both sexes). Of these, GCC of the cervix is the commonest variety. It is almost always found as an invasive lesion involving the cervix and endometrium, often extending into the vaginal wall. Glassy cell carcinoma (GCC) of the endometrium and cervix comprises only about 0.5 percent of the total number of malignancies in these sites each year. Very few cases exist in the medical literature: the PubMed database documents only 12 case histories of uterine GCC, for example.
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Chris Ryan August 5, 2014
Early uterine cancers are often missed. There are few tests or studies that allow for diagnosis of uterine cancer. There are no specific cancer biomarkers and pap smears focus on the cervical region. Definition of uterine cancer: Cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Estimated new cases and deaths from endometrial (uterine corpus) cancer in the United States in 2013
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Chris Ryan August 5, 2014
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