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By Don S. Dizon

ISBN-10: 0763776580

ISBN-13: 9780763776589

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined uterine melanoma sufferer, a survivor, or a pal or relative of both, this ebook bargains aid. the single e-book to supply either specialist details and sufferer perspectives, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Uterine melanoma grants authoritative, functional solutions in your questions about all features of this ailment. Written through popular gynecologic oncologists and together with insider suggestion from an exact sufferer, this ebook explains many vital proof approximately signs and the analysis technique, treatment plans, post-treatment caliber of existence, coping innovations, and resources of sufferer and relations help in effortless to appreciate language. This publication is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary ailment.

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Sometimes it depends on what trials they are involved in or what papers they are writing. Along with most modern medicine, cancer treatments and medications are changing all the time. You just have to be comfortable that your doctor is at the forefront of the information and trust that the approach the doctor recommends is the proper one for your type/level of cancer and for you. QXP 3/4/10 12:02 PM Page 47 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT UTERINE CANCER As previously discussed, all of the chemotherapy for endometrial cancer is given by vein.

QXP 3/4/10 12:02 PM Page 31 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT UTERINE CANCER Treatment of Epithelial Cancers of the Uterus A vaginal only approach is very limiting because it does not allow the surgeon to survey the abdomen and pelvis. In addition, not all gynecologists can remove ovaries through the vagina. The addition of the laparoscope allows both survey of the abdomen and removal of the ovaries. 30. Do I need to have my ovaries removed? My cervix? As noted in Question 29, removal of the cervix and ovaries is required for complete surgical treatment of endometrial cancer.

Sometimes a tool called hysteroscopy is also used to help direct the curettage. A fiber-optic scope is used to look inside the uterus so the surgeon can be sure the abnormal area of endometrium is correctly sampled. 18. Are there blood tests that can be used to screen for or diagnose uterine cancer? Unfortunately, there are no blood tests that can be done to screen for or diagnose uterine cancer. A blood test used in ovarian cancer that checks for CA-125 can sometimes be elevated in advanced uterine cancer, Grade 3, or serous type adenocarcinomas, but for the most part, it is not a useful test to try to pick up uterine cancer earlier.

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