Adenomysis,Endometriosis-Cancer and other Disorders
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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) - Foundation for Women's Cancer

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Jaclyn Simco's comment, April 2, 2014 2:16 PM
3i. Placental-Site Trophoblastic tumor is very rare. It arises where the placenta was attached to the uterus. The tumor(s) penetrate the muscle layer within the uterus and typically don't spread.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, April 2, 2014 2:22 PM
3j. Ovarian cancer is a common cancer among women. It includes three branches- epithelial ovarian cancer, germ cell cancer, and stromal cell cancer. Epithelial cancer is the most common and causes more deaths in women than any other gynecological cancer. Germ cell cancer is rare and tends to affect adolescents and young women.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, April 2, 2014 2:59 PM
3k. Vaginal cancer begins in the birth canal and usually only affects the lining of the vagina. Older women ages 50-70 years of age are usually diagnosed with the disease. Because HPV is associated with vaginal cancer, the same vaccines used to prevent cervical cancer are suggested.
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Endometriosis Definition - Diseases and Conditions - Mayo Clinic

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Endometriosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this common women's condition.
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 6, 2014 2:10 PM
2j. Treatments are somewhat similar to treatments for adenomysis. Pain medications like Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, ect. are usually recommended. Hormone therapy tends to help with pain and influences hormones that tend to fluctuate when on a menstrual cycle. The Gonadotropin-releasing hormone lowers estrogen levels, eliminating menstruation and shrinking the endometrial tissue.
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ADENOMYOSIS

This video describes the causes and treatment of adenomyosis.
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 5, 2014 1:56 PM
2f. This video gives a little more insight into the progression of adenomysis. It first goes over the anatomy of the vagina. The vagina is located inferior (below) the uterus. The ovaries are located lateral to the uterus and the tubes are located superior (above) the ovaries. The video describes the tissues positioned inside the uterine wall. Adenomysis is often confused for a fibroid even though a fibroid presents no pain.
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, April 2, 2014 10:17 AM
3b. There are 2 tests that deal with the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer. Pap Smears look for precancers, or cell abnormalities, so the cancer can be eradicated early on. The HPV test tests for HPV, which left untreated or undiagnosed can lead to cervical cancer.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, April 2, 2014 10:19 AM
3c. At first, signs and symptoms may not be evident when one is afflicted with cervical cancer. However, more advanced forms of cervical cancer may cause bleeding or discharge from the vagina. One risk factor includes having sex at an early age, or having sex with multiple partners because it increases the chances of getting HPV. Smoking, having HIV, extended use of birth control and/or having given birth to three or more children are all risk factors for getting cervical cancer.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, April 2, 2014 10:25 AM
3d. Getting the HPV vaccine protects against HPV types that often cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It is administered in a series of three shots and is recommended for girls aged 11-12. However, women from ages 13-26 should also get the vaccine if they haven't before.
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What is Endometriosis? The Endometriosis Association

The Endometriosis Association helps women and girls with the pain and treatment of endometriosis.
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 5, 2014 2:15 PM
2g. Endometriosis affets millions of women worldwide. It is a painful disease where uterine tissue is found outside the uterus, usually on surrounding structures. These structures usually involve the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and/or the are between the uterus and the rectum. Very rarely is this tissue found in superior structures such as the arms, thigh, lungs, ect. Like adenomysis, endometriosis affects menstruation. Just like the uterus during a monthly cycle, the tissue builds up, breaks down, and sheds. However, this waste product doesn't exit through the vagina but instead can cause internal bleeding, scar tissue formation, and painful bowel movements.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 6, 2014 1:50 PM
Some symptoms include pain before and during periods, pain during intercourse, infertility, diarrhea, constipation, and other gastrointestinal problems. In addition to these numerous symptoms, those suffering from this affliction usually also suffer from allergies, chemical sensitivities, and frequent yeast infections. Laparoscopy is the main form of diagnosis.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 6, 2014 2:00 PM
ABOVE(2h) 2i. Like adenomysis, the cause of endometriosis is unknown. This hasn't stopped the experts from creating theories. One theory suggests that during menstruation, menstrual tissue becomes backed up into the fallopian tubes and implants into the abdomen where it grows. Others state that a hormonal and/or immune system malfunction is to blame. Another theory states that tissue from when the women was a fetus still remains causing the disease.
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Adenomyosis Definition - Diseases and Conditions - Mayo Clinic

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Adenomyosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment for this uterine condition.
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 4, 2014 1:51 PM
2c. Even though the cause of adenomysis is unknown, experts have still created a few theories. Some believe the invasive tissue growth into the uterus can be caused by having a C section. Others believe the tissue inflammation is somehow related to the process of childbirth. Some experts speculate the disorder has roots in fetus development. Regardless of the various theories behind the disease, for some women, it isn't a life long affliction. Estrogen levels in women drop when they hit menopause therefore, eventually ceasing the disease.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 4, 2014 2:10 PM
2d. Adenomysis can lead to disruptions in lifestyle causing anxiety, depression, and many other negative effects. This is why it is vital for a patient to contact a doctor in order to begin treatment. Treatments include anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, ect.) which help with pain and heavy bleeding during menstruation. Hormone medications involving estrogen and progestin can help with excessive bleeding also. Birth Control can lead to amenorrhea (absence of a period) which can alleviate any pain or bleeding. Even though these treatments are very helpful, a Hysterectomy is the only sure way to ensure these symptoms won't show up again. This surgery involves the removal of the uterus.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, March 4, 2014 2:17 PM
2e. A Pelvic Exam is where a doctor visually and manually assesses a patient's pelvis and reproductive organs to check for any abnormalities. Typically, the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum, and pelvis are all examined. This also includes the ovaries, where the doctor will check for any irregular masses. Screening for cervical cancer, aka a Pap Test, may also be performed.