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A 35-year-old member asked:

Once herpes is treated can it still lead to cervical cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Herpes?: Cervical cancer is related to hpv infections, not herpes infection.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer typically treated?

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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 34-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer diagnosed and treated?

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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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Can cervical cancer be treated with radiation?
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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Girlfriend had cervical cancer.Can i still have oral sex?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: I'm hoping this is a curable cancer or premalignant lesion ('intraepithelial neoplasia', 'carcinoma in situ', etc.) and that by the time you are readi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can you still have kids if you get radiation for cervical cancer?
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Consult OB doctor: Your ob/gyn doctor will be the best source of information for you, as he or she will have all the information about the extent of the cancer and the t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Have had enlarged 1cm node in cervical region of neck for a year. had US 6 months ago and it was normal. Node is still there, could it start growing after a year or is cancer ruled out by now?
Dr. Héctor Maldonado gómez
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Surveillance/biopsy: The best diagnostic method to rule out an infectious/tumor disease in the node would be a biopsy. You should consult your treating physician to do so ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What could lead to cervical cancer?
Dr. Mark Grenitz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
HPV: Cervical cancers are almost all caused by human papilloma virus (hpv). This is a sexually transmitted virus. It is very common, infecting over 80% of ... Read More
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Last updated Mar 21, 2014

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