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How could my doctor diagnose cervical cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Exam and Pap smear: I is important to have regular pelvic examinations and pap smears. Both of these things are used to help screen for cervical cancer.
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Cervical Cancer: A pap smear, pelvic exam, possible biopsy, and hpv testing, along with certain imaging studies, are often used by gyn practitioners to assess the risk of cervical cancer. Consult with your gynecologist and take it from there.

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How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

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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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How do you get diagnosed with cervical cancer?

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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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How is cervical cancer diagnosed and treated?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
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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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