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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
583 doctors shared insights

Cervical Cancer (Overview)

An uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses can cause cervical cancer.


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How quick does cervical cancer spread?

How quick does cervical cancer spread?

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 differentiated?
What stage was it iwhen it was found?
Has it gone to lymph nodes already?
Sorry- wish i could be more helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
583 doctors shared insights

Cervical Cancer (Overview)

An uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses can cause cervical cancer.


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Do warts on the hand indicate a symptom of cervical cancer/hpv?

Do warts on the hand indicate a symptom of cervical cancer/hpv?

No and Yes: Warts are caused by viruses. A wart on the hand is not an indicator of cervical cancer and is not related to hpv ( which typically is used to reference genital warts or genital hpv infections. ...Read more

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Cervical cancer (Tip)

One thing to remember as a woman, heart disease kills more than breast and cervical cancer combined. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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Are there symptoms of cervical cancer?

Are there symptoms of cervical cancer?

Mostly bleeding: Vaginal bleeding
change in menses
bleeding from cervix with contact such as during intercourse or when inserting a diaphragm
pain during sex
vaginal discharge tinged with blood. ...Read more

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Are UTI a sign of cervical cancer?

Are UTI a sign of cervical cancer?

Usually not: The cervix is quite distant from the urinary tract. The symptoms of cervical cancer are abnormal vaginal bleeding or pain. The test for this is a pap smear. ...Read more

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Cervical cancer (Tip)

Gardasil vaccine (when given to sexually naive women) decreases risk of cervical cancer by 95%. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

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 not change that. You may, however, wish to get a second opinion about proposed treatment for precancerous cells, which should not be confused with or called cancer. You may also wish to get a second opinion about a proposed treatment of true cancer. ...Read more

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How could my doctor diagnose cervical cancer?

How could my doctor diagnose cervical cancer?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Cervical cancer (Tip)

Do get yearly mammograms after age 40. A family history of breast cancer may require earlier start. ...See more

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When someone gets tested for cervical cancer.. Is pap a screen or diagnostic test?

When someone gets tested for cervical cancer.. Is pap a screen or diagnostic test?

Screening test: Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. If your papmsear is abnormal then further evaluation would be needed to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Cervical cancer (Tip)

A strong family history of breast cancer should prompt consultation with a genetic counselor. ...See more

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Do only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or can other tests show them as well?

Do only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or can other tests show them as well?

Pap is best: Pap smears are the best way to find a small cervix cancer. There are now some additional teatsbthat can be dine with the pap smear sample that can detect infections with high risk hpv. Larger cancers can sometimes be seen or felt on a pelvic examination or on imaging studies. ...Read more

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Would you know if you have cervical cancer? What are the signs n symptoms?

Not usually: Women with early cervical cancers and pre-cancers usually have no symptoms. Symptoms often do not begin until the cancer becomes invasive . When this happens, the most common symptoms are: abnormal vaginal bleeding , abnormal vaginal discharge, or pain with intercourse. Unfortunately these symptoms can occur with benign conditions as well. See your doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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Cervical cancer (Tip)

Mothers who breastfeed have lower risks of breast & ovarian cancers. ...See more

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Can sex before 18 cause cervical cancer?

Possibly: Cervical cancer is typically caused by a viral infection by the human papilloma virus. Increased numbers of sexual partners increases your risk of getting an hpv infection. ...Read more

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If you have HPV does that mean cervical cancer?

If you have HPV does that mean cervical cancer?

NONO: Hpv in some people can cause precancer and cancer but you can have hpv and a normal cervical pap, some people with hpv can become hpv neg over time, if u have hpv you doc should be following u and your doc should diagnose precancer before it turns into cancer usually. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Cervical cancer (Tip)

Mothers who breastfeed have lower risks of breast and ovarian cancers. Please breast feed! ...See more

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How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

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 an option. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer treated? What are the common treatments for cervical cancer? Will I have to get a hysterectomy?

How is cervical cancer treated? What are the common treatments for cervical cancer? Will I have to get a hysterectomy?

Treatment : Treatment options depend on the stage of the cancer, the size of the tumor, the patient's desire to have children and her age. Not every patient is treated with a hysterectomy. Very early disease can be treated with several other options. Laser surgery is a surgical procedure that uses the cutting power of a laser beam to make bloodless cuts to remove a tumor. Conization is surgery done to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix and cervical canal. Cryosurgery is a procedure in which tissue is frozen by liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide to destroy abnormal cells.
Hysterectomy is used for the woman who does not want to have children or who has more advanced disease. During this surgery, the uterus and cervix are removed, and sometimes the tubes and ovaries are also removed. Radiation and/or chemotherapy are also used for patients who cannot undergo surgery, or who have advanced disease. Because there can be numerous treatment options depending on the clinical situation, the doctor and patient should make the decision together to come up with the best outcome for that patient. ...Read more

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Do women die from cervical cancer?

Do women die from cervical cancer?

Yes: Early detection , and early treatment will give best results, late detection and late treatments will results bad prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cervical cancer?

What is the treatment for cervical cancer?

Depends on stage: Treatment for cervical cancer depends on the extent of the disease (stage). For earlier stages surgery alone can be used with some indications for radiation and or chemotherapy afterwards. In cases that are not early combined chemotherapy and radiation are typically used. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for cervical cancer?

What are the treatments for cervical cancer?

Surg, rads, chemo: The standard treatments for cervical cancer include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Whether one gets surgery or radiation and chemotherapy depends predominantly on the stage of the disease. ...Read more

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My 47 y/o moms pap smear showed cell changes. She smokes, drinks, has bn on the pill fr 15yrs & her mom had cervical cancer. Should I be worried? :-(

No: Your risk for cervical cancer is not increased based on family history. Unlike cancers of the breast, ovary, and bowel which have some genetic predispositions - cervical cancer is not hereditary. Cervical cancer risk is related to history of std's (particularly hpv), numerous sexual partners, and to some extent tobacco abuse. ...Read more

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Who gets cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer has a number of risk factors. The risk factors all are linked to an increase chance of having hpv. The risk factors include: smoking, sex before 18, 2 or more lifetime sex partners, partner with 2 or more sex partners, IV drug use, low socioeconomic status. Anyone can get cervical cancer but people with these risk factors are at increased risk. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting cervical cancer if my mom had it?

Cervical cancer: There is no well-established model of a genetic basis for cervical cancer. Enviromental exposure/risk factors in developing cervical cancer include : early onset of sexual activity, multiple partners, high risk sexual partner ( known hpv), immunocompromised, history of std. The more risk factors the higher your risk to develop cervical cancer. A routine screening with papsmear is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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