Re: [MOL] Web Sites for Gynoclological Diseases [00029] Medicine On Line


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Dear Christine,

I have some answers for you about ca-125 tumor markers, but  I see that
you are changing servers. pls let me know when you are up and running
and I will discuss this in detail with you.

God Bless
marty

Christine wrote:
> 
> I had breast cancer with a lumpectomy and radiation. I am only concerned
> about gynochological problems due to having the one abnormal pap smear,
> being on tamoxifen and my mother had uterine cancer. What is ca-125? I just
> turned 38. Thanks.
> Christine
> 
> At 06:33 AM 30/07/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >Dear Christine,
> >
> >It is being suggested that colonoscopies be performed yearly after the
> >age of 50 or so as is a Pap Smear or PSA for men and ca-125 for women.
> >Pls send me histology of your disease once again and I can provide more
> >infor for you in many areas for you.
> >
> >God Bless
> >marty auslander
> >
> >Christine wrote:
> >>
> >> I had a pap test showing atypical cells a year ago Feb. I had another test
> >> in November which showed normal so you don't know what to believe. I have
> >> had 1 ultrasound this year. I also had endometriosis in the past so I think
> >> I should probably set something up with the dr. I don't know all the
> >> details of a colonoscopy but I think I will pass. LOL. I won't even let the
> >> dr. do a rectal. Are we getting too graphic:-) Thanks for the info.
> >> Christine
> >>
> >> At 06:59 PM 29/07/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >> >Christine, I am on Tamoxifen also, and you need to get in touch with you
> >> >gynecologist if you haven't already (my onc forgot to tell me; luckily I
> >> >took the initiative). In addition to pap tests, you should get an
> >> >ultrasound each year. Through this they are able to monitor the
> >> >endometrial lining, and I've been told that they can catch endometrial
> >> >cancer early and with very good success. (I've already had to have a D &
> >> >C due to thickening caused by tamoxifen, but my most recent tests looked
> >> >very good.) I believe paps are used to check for cervical cancer, and
> >> >again there is a very high cure rate. However, the paps sometimes show
> >> >false positives, which can be nerve-wracking. My last pap test was
> >> >supposedly showing atypical cells, but a follow-up indicates no problem
> >> >after all.
> >> >
> >> >You can get more info at:
> >> >http://oncolink.upenn.edu/disease/gynecologic1/
> >> >
> >> >One other cancer we who have had breast cancer have a higher risk for is
> >> >colon cancer. (In fact, I'm due for a colonoscopy soon. Oh boy!)
> >> >
> >> >Hope this is helpful. Love, Joicy
> >> >
> >> >Christine wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> I have my regular pap tests but what does that really detect? Do you
> know
> >> >> how ovarian, uterine or endometrial cancer is detected? My mom had
> uterine
> >> >> cancer and with me taking tamoxifen, I am concerned with endometrial
> >> cancer.
> >> >> Christine
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