CANCERS OF THE UTERUS: DIAGNOSIS

Only the study of cervical tissue sample of the uterus or endometrial allows a definitive diagnosis.

1.The diagnosis of endometrial cancer
2.The diagnosis of cancers of the cervix
3.Learn more about uterine cancer

The diagnosis of endometrial cancer

When symptoms suggest a suspected cancer of the endometrial, the doctor requested tests for confirmation. The diagnosis requires a taking a piece of the uterine wall. It may be a simple biopsy of the endometrial, biopsy or curettage with or without hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopy is an examination of exploring the inner wall of the body and cervix using a tiny camera (endoscope). It can be done without anesthesia general. When curettage is required, the examination is usually performed in a hospital under anesthesia.

DIAGNOSIS

The uterus is dilated with a gas to allow the insertion of a small sampling instrument. Curettage only takes a few minutes. The recovery takes about a day. However, pain and light bleeding may continue for one week. The tissues are then observed under a microscope. This analysis determines whether the tissue is cancerous or not. Examinations of imaging (CT and MRI) can also be practiced in order to seek a possible spread of the disease to other organs. Continue reading “CANCERS OF THE UTERUS: DIAGNOSIS”

THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS

Relatively infrequent, the ovarian cancer is the 4th largest gynecological cancers. Often it is discovered late because it develops slowly and without specific symptoms. It was then that may be of poor prognosis, hence the need for regular gynecological monitoring.

1.What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
2.Risk factors of ovarian cancer
3.The diagnosis and treatment

One ovary may be affected, or both. In 80% of cases, tumors of the ovary develop from cells on the surface of the ovary (epithelial cancers). In most other cancers, tumors are derived from germ cells (which develop from cells producing eggs).

THE OVARIAN CANCER

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is difficult because symptoms are nonspecific. Thus it is often detected late, when it extends to adjacent organs (fallopian tubes, uterus) or to other tissues (stomach, liver, intestine). Continue reading “THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS”

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY CONTINUOUSLY DECREASES THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER

A recent study, combined hormone replacement therapy for menopause, continuous take, does not increase the risk of uterine cancer. Instead, it would seem protective.

1.The advantages of hormone replacement therapy

At the time of menopause, hormone replacement therapy based on estrogen is prescribed to combat the risks of estrogen deficiency (both short term on the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes , on the long term aging the skin , arteries, etc..). Estrogens promote the proliferation of endometrial cells, it is recommended to associate with a progestin, which compensates this effect. Thus, the risk of uterine cancer is not increased with the treatment, called “combined” combining estrogen and progesterone. There are two types: continuous or discontinuous engagement (14 days per cycle).

THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER

A team of researchers studied the effects of continuous combined hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with a cancer of the endometrial (uterine lining) by compared to a control population. Women who received continuous treatment, compared to patients not following any treatment, have a risk of uterine cancer by 0.6. This risk is 0.4 compared to intermittent hormone therapy. Taking continuous hormone substitutive over several years does not increase the risk of endometrial cancer, rather it tends to decrease, showing that combined form (estrogen and progesterone) is continuous in the most advantageous. Continue reading “HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY CONTINUOUSLY DECREASES THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER”

BONE CANCER, EWING’S SARCOMA

Ewing sarcoma is a bone cancer. This cancer is serious, but the prognosis has been greatly improved thanks to treatment advances in chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

-Ewing’s sarcoma: a primary bone cancer
-Bone cancer: what are the symptoms of Ewing’s sarcoma?
-Ewing sarcoma: sometimes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy but otherwise

EWING'S SARCOMA

Ewing’s sarcoma: a primary bone cancer

Ewing sarcoma is one of the primary tumors of bone, that is to say that cancer cells originate from bone, and that are not met static cancer located elsewhere in another organ. Ewing sarcoma is unique in touch more often men than women. It also develops mainly in children between 10 and 15 years , more rarely in young adults up to age 25. Cancer cells usually reach the long bones like the femur and tibia. Thus Ewing sarcoma most often for the arms and legs, even though this cancer can affect any bone. Continue reading “BONE CANCER, EWING’S SARCOMA”

YOU TAKE THE PILL? YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER IS DECREASED!

Fairly uncommon, ovarian cancer is daunting because of its poor prognosis. A new study confirms the protective role of oral contraception. The advantage is that even 30 years after stopping the pill, the protection lasts …

1.Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed
2.One factor that protects against ovarian cancer: oral contraception

Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed

YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER

The poor prognosis of ovarian cancer is related to the fact that it is very long asymptomatic and therefore detected late, a late stage. In this context, prevention is a considerable asset. It is recommended that a very regular gynecological monitoring and consult your doctor or gynecologist if signs suggestive (but not specific for ovarian cancer): swelling or tension of the abdomen, feeling of weight on his stomach, and pelvic pain lumbar, needs to urinate, digestive disorders, weight changes, menstrual irregularities, painful intercourse, fatigue, etc.. Continue reading “YOU TAKE THE PILL? YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER IS DECREASED!”

RED MARKS AND ROUGH ON THE SKIN: AND IF IT WAS CANCEROUS?

Actinic keratosis, you know? This skin condition is characterized by small red-brown lesions and rough, which have the particularity of not cure but to persist for months on the areas most exposed to the sun. However, actinic keratosis can lead to precancerous lesions.

1.Actinic keratosis, it looks like what?
2.What might we do with an actinic keratosis?
3.Who is at risk of actinic keratosis?
4.How to treat actinic keratosis?

RED-MARKS

Actinic keratosis, it looks like what?

Traces red or brown, rough, dry and more or less thick, which appear after middle age, especially in areas that were most exposed to the sun: the face (forehead, nose, eye), chest, back hands, forearms, neck, ears, scalp if hair loss, etc.. They sometimes look like patches of psoriasis or eczema, but they have the distinction of not heal, even after applying a cream containing cortisone. They persist for months. Continue reading “RED MARKS AND ROUGH ON THE SKIN: AND IF IT WAS CANCEROUS?”

WHAT IS A SECONDARY BONE CANCER? WHEN A CANCER CAUSING ANOTHER CANCER …

Bone cancers represent malignancies developing inside the bones. Are differentiated primary cancers of bone, developed from bone cells, secondary cancers of the bones are actually metastases of another cancer in another part of the body.

-Bone cancer may be the result of bone metastases of another cancer
-Secondary bone cancer bone pain and fractures
-The diagnosis of secondary bone cancer
-Treatments depend on the origin of cancer remote

ANOTHER CANCER

Bone cancer may be the result of bone metastases of another cancer

Secondary bone cancers are actually bone metastases from cancer of another organ, such as a prostate cancer, thyroid, breast, kidney, lung, etc.. In other words, they are localized cancer that eventually spread to invade the bone, destroying it little by little. Cancer can spread to any bone but they generally do not exceed the elbows and knees. This type of bone cancer, Su bone metastases is called a secondary bone cancer. Continue reading “WHAT IS A SECONDARY BONE CANCER? WHEN A CANCER CAUSING ANOTHER CANCER …”

Baby: give him the right to cry

The expression of toddlers through the Cree and crying. Should be running the tears? On the contrary, should you comfort them as soon as the first tears? To find out how to respond, only one solution: listen to your baby!

There are few, the “trend” was to leave crying babies. Today, it reversed to the point that many parents rush to the slightest cry of their toddler. The important is to know that crying are a way for the baby, to express its hassles. It is therefore absurd of them stifle would be aberrant to mourn a child without reacting.

right to cry

There are myriad reasons why a small may cry. Hunger, of course, fatigue, pain, but also frustration, fear, etc. Continue reading “Baby: give him the right to cry”

Essential oils during pregnancy: Attention danger!

When you are pregnant, the use of medications is contraindicated, as well as the use of essential oils during the first months. Find out more about the benefits and limits of aromatherapy during this period, discover the advice of Danièle Festy, pharmacist.

Even if it is natural and extremely effective against some inconvenience, thearomatherapy(or essential oils therapy) can be dangerous during certain periods of life, and especially during pregnancy. Our advice to use wisely the natural essences.

Essential oils during pregnancy

Two precautions are better than one!

“Even if the risk is purely theoretical and that this is an excess of caution, the majority of essential oils are strictly prohibited during the first three months of pregnancy” explains Danièle Festy, author of many books on the subject. The reason is simple: as they may pass through the placenta, they pose a risk to the fetus in training and may even be at the origin of spontaneous abortions.
Same caution if you decided to give baby the breast, as essential oils through breast milk. Nevertheless, some are allowed from the 4th month, even throughout the pregnancy. “It is essential oils which do no toxic molecule may cause less damage to the mother as the child” explains our specialist. Feel free to use them with the approval of your doctor. Continue reading “Essential oils during pregnancy: Attention danger!”

How to manage my allergies during pregnancy?

The allergy increase them during pregnancy? What drugs do in a crisis? Are there dangers for the baby? Can we continue desensitization?… The answers to all your questions of allergy moms.

Compatibility of Antiallergics treatments, risk of asthma for the baby, bounce of the allergic crises during the grossesse… Bernard Poitevin, allergist physician and homeopath helps you manage your allergies during pregnancy.

allergies during pregnancy

The basic rules to avoid crises
No need to take food precautions. “Currently, it considers that should be tolerance in children by exposure to the allergen.””Make”preventive regimes”during pregnancy to prevent baby from future food allergies did not interest” explains Dr. Poitevin. Continue reading “How to manage my allergies during pregnancy?”