U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

when is it appropriate to get tested for cervical cancer?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Cervical CA screen: yearly but discuss with your Dr.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the risks that I will develop cervical cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Cervical cancer: This depends on your genes, your lifestyle, how many sexual partners you have had and whether or not you have unprotected sex. A vaccine is available that can give some woman protection against some vaccines implicated in causing cervical caner. Your rish rises dramatically if you are having frequent unprotected sex.
Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Cervical cancer is caused by human papilloma virus, and is a sexually transmitted disease. Get the vaccine(men and women), and always use protection!
Jan 2, 2012
A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of cervical cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The majority of the cases are invasive squamous cell cancers, usually arising from the ectocervix. 10-15% may be adenocarcinoma arising from endocervical mucous producing glandular cells. There are rare mixed cell types, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcomas, lymphomas, or melanomas.
CA
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why should I be concerned about cervical cancer?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Fertility, death: Cervical cancer rates have decreased since the introduction of the pap smear, a screening test to check women for cervical cancer. There were still an estimated 4,210 deaths from cervical cancer in the US in 2010. Most cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by HPV which is the most common std. HPV vaccine may help prevent infection and cervical cancers.
A 40-year-old member asked:

When is appropriate to get tested to cervical cancer? Rules keep changing.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Keep up w/ new rules: True, the rules change! that's because we learn more as doctors as time progresses. New treatments, new screening methods, new everything happens often in medicine. In cervical cancer, we now know that most cases are virus-related, so if you can be proven not to have the dangerous type of virus, and you are in a monogamous relationship, you can be screened less often.

Related questions

A 48-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.