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how long does it usually take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: An important factor is age. The younger the person is, the greater the probability of resolution. The diagnosis is more ominous after age 40, but th ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Cervical dysplasia: Moderate dysplasia of the cervix should not turn into cancer if properly treated and followed.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The abnormal areas on the cervix where the dysplasia resides can bleed spontaneously. Bleeding between periods, especially bleeding after intercourse ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Cervical dysplasia: Moderate dysplasia can cause some bleeding, but i would advise being seen by your gynecologist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Cervical dysplasia does not necessarily turn into cancer. Since we have no way of knowing which cases will turn out badly, it would be prudent to foll ... Read More
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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Dysplasia is usually indicative of early cancer process. Cervical dysplasia is a premalignant squamous changes of the cervix. There are different term ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Rarely: Most cases of cervix dysplasia are due to hpv infection which is self limited and resolves all by itself. The chances of turning into cervix cancer ar ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Not likely: High grade dysplasia is pre-cancerous, but patients with high grade dysplasia are susceptible to developing cancer. Because of the very high risk of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Possibly.: Cervical dysplasia is considered a precursor to cervical cancer. However, many cases of cervical dysplasia spontaneously resolve without treatment. M ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
No: A high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (hsil) on pap smear typically equates to moderate to severe squamous dysplasia on cervical biopsy, a prec ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
No, but need PAP smr: Cervical dysplasia is a risk factor for cervical cancer, but doesn't automatically guarantee cancer. You'll need regular PAP smears if cervical dyspla ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Great question: Without treatment, 30 - 50% of cases of severe cervical dysplasia progress to invasive cancer. The risk of cancer is lower for mild dysplasia.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Yes: It definitely could progress to cancer. Fortunately, it usually doesn't. Nonetheless, because it could, it is imperative that you be followed with r ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare: It would be extremely unlikely for mild dysplasia on a pap to be cancer on a subsequent biopsy at colposcopy. It can happen, but very rarely. These ... Read More

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