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A 34-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer diagnosed and treated?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Biopsy of cervix: Cervical cancer usually is, diagnosed by gynecologist, or a physician, who is comfortable doing a gynecologic examination. Abnormality seen in the pap smear or finding lesion on clinical examination during a pelvic exam may prompt biopsy. It is treated by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments, depending on stage and extent of disease involvement.
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Cervical cancer : After an abnormal pap, cervical cancer is diagnosed by a tissue biopsy. The treatment depends upon patient's health and stage.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Biopsy: A small sample of tissue is taken from the cervix and is evaluated under the microscope by a pathology doctor. These doctors are trained to determine if tissue shows the presence of cancer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer typically treated?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Treatment depends on the stage of the cervical cancer. In general, for earlier stages surgery is often performed as the primary treatment and for more advanced cases radiation and chemotherapy are used together. The radiation typically includes external beam radiation as well as brachytherapy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can cervical cancer be diagnosed and treated today and in the 90s?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Not much has changed in terms of principles of treatment: a) early stage - surgery b) later stage - radiation + chemo or chemo diagnosis - pap smear. More efforts in educating women to get pap smears are in place now compared to the 90s as well as educating the role of hpv with cervical cancer now. This is a good review on cervical cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you get diagnosed with cervical cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Pap smear: Usually this will show on the routine pap smear. This generally picks up premalignancy before it becomes serious. Best wishes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can cervical cancer be treated with radiation?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Yes: Radiation is one of the tools we have to combat cervical cancer.
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