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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Follow drs. protocol: If metabolically active and of significant size tumor of cervix and metastases would likely be recognized on pet scan. Tumor does not arise in one d ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The diagnosis of cervical cancer is made by pathological examination of a biopsy. Ask to see this report. If it says cancer, a second opinion will n ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Second opinions: Are never a bad idea, but not required or even necessary if you have confidence, trust, and belief in the provider you have. If you have questions, d ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Promoting cancer: Hormonal birth control can promote cancer. When there is a question of cervical cancer, hormonal birth control needs to be discussed with the doctor, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Keefe
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Chemotherapy will, however.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Early detection is curable and that's why pap smears are so important. The ability to spread depends on a number of features- is it poorly differen ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Not enough...: ..That will fit in 400 characters. Look for info at the american cancer society (cancer.Org) and the national cancer institute (cancer.Gov) websites.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not many if early: Cervical cancer is most commonly detected on routine screening pap smear or pelvic exam. If a patient does not see a doctor routinely and does not ge ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Surgery: Removal of a cone of cervix including the lesion is the usual treatment. If child bearing is no longer needed/desired, removal of the uterus may be a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
Almost zero: I'm generally hesitant to use the words "always" or "never" in medicine as nature usually finds exceptions to every rule. But I would say the chance ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is a growth on th: It is a tumor or growth on the cervix. It looks like a cauliflower like growth on top of the cervix. It bleeds on touch and a biopsy shows cancer cell ... Read More

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