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What is cervical cancer?

What is cervical cancer?

Cancer of the cervix: Cervical equals cervix here.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Who gets cervical cancer?

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 causes cervical cancer?

Infection with HPV: Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer hereditary?

HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too. ...Read more

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How lethal is cervical cancer?

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How lethal is cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: Review literature: in the US over 12, 000 new invasive cervical cancers and about 4000 cancer related death happened each year. With HPV vaccination this number expected to decrease more. In developing countries, especially in Africa the prevalence of invasive cervical and the death rate is much higher. In Africa it is still number one cause of cancer related death for women. ...Read more

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How can I get cervical cancer?

How can I get cervical cancer?

Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer spread?

How is cervical cancer spread?

Contiguity: As most cancers cells move towards the vicinity (the rest of the uterus)first, then travel through the blood flow of the lymphatic, venous and arterial tree far from its original place. Nowadays cervical cancer is detected early with the papanicolau test. ...Read more

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Can you die from cervical cancer?

Can you die from cervical cancer?

Yes: As in any cancer the stage and extent of the cancer is very important to figure out the prognosis. Prognosis predicts how likely it is to die of the cancer. Cervical cancer can lead to spread to other parts of the body and a person can die of it. Early stages however are cureable and the patient won't die if treated appropriately. Even later stages may have lower but potential cure rates. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

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. ...Read more

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How prevalent is cervical cancer?

How prevalent is cervical cancer?

~13, 000 cases/yr: In the United States in 2011 about 12, 710 new cases of invasive cervical cancer and 4290 cancer-related deaths are expected. ...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 are signs of cervical cancer?

What are signs of cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer can present with symptoms such as a vaginal discharge that is watery ; bloody with a bad smell. Bleeding can occur after sex, in a post menopausal woman or at times other than your period. There may be pain during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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How can you catch cervical cancer?

How can you catch cervical cancer?

Sexually: Cervical cancer is a cancer almost always caused by exposure to a virus. The virus hpv, is passed sexually. There is a vaccine now for the hpv for those 26 and younger. Pap smears are very effective 92% in picking up changes from hpv and early cancer. ...Read more

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What could lead to cervical cancer?

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 sexually active adults. Fortunately, the majority of women, even though they have been exposed to hpv, do not get cervical cancer. Regular pap tests and routine gyn exams detect pre-cancer changes and allow us to treat them before cancers happen. ...Read more

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Will cervical cancer hurt your baby?

Assuming you mean: Diagnosed while pregnant, non-invasive might wait treatment until post partum, as might very early ia, but later stages pit woman's life versus foetal life dilemma, and balance of waiting for viability. A c-section may be needed. The cancer itself does not pass to/infect the neonate. Ca in situ and cone or cryo might lead to miscarriage and can affect fertility, as would rad hys & xrt. ...Read more

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Can people die from cervical cancer?

Can people die from cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: Yes and many do. Go tot wikipedia for details. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cervical cancer?

What are symptoms of cervical cancer?

No symptoms: No symptoms in the earlier stages where cure could be assured, a compelling reason to get a simple pap smear. As stage advances bleeding, advances as it spreads into pelvic and distant organs, obstructive uropathy etc. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to get cervical cancer?

Depends on exposure: Cervical cancer is a malignant lesion of the opening of the mouth of the uterus. It begins as an insitu lesion with no symptoms and progresses to an ulcerating hemorrhagic tumor that can be difficult to treat. It arises from the HPV virus in uncircumsized males growing in the foreskin of the penis. If a woman gets cervical cancer her husband or partner stills has the penile foreskin. ...Read more

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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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How could a woman get cervical cancer?

HPV infection...: Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Not enough...: ..That will fit in 400 characters. Look for info at the american cancer society (cancer. Org) and the national cancer institute (cancer. Gov) websites. ...Read more

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Could febreze give me cervical cancer?

Could febreze give me cervical cancer?

Junk scare campaign: That's a household odor eliminator. It's pretty clear that cervical cancer is almost always the result of hpv virus infection. I am aware of the campaign against this product, and it bears all the marks of junk -- acetaldehyde is normally produced in nature and your own body, limonene's the flavor of natural lemons, and there's no reason to fear all synthetic fragrances. ...Read more

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Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

No.: The vast majority of cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Masturbation does not cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I would like info on cervical cancer.?

I would like info on cervical cancer.?

Treatment or screen?: Cervical cancer can be screened for or prevented by using Pap smears and HPV testing. There is also a vaccine. If you have been diagnosed with it, the treatment depends on how large it is or if it has spread. This may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. An opinion with a gynecologic oncologist is best. If it is cervical PRE-cancer, then treatments may be more limited and less invasive. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer if you're a virgen?

Yes: Most cervical cancers are caused by exposure to the hpv virus which can occur even with out classic vaginal intercourse. Additionally there are some other risk factors for non hpv related cervical cancer. You can get genital exposure to hpv through oral or even penile contact without penetration, so strictly speaking you can be a virginia and be at risk. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer really that serious?

Yes.: Like any cancer, cervical cancer can be deadly. In late-stage cervical cancer (stage ivb), only approximately 9.3% of women will survive for five years after her diagnosis. Luckily, the utilization of the pap test for screening women for cervical cancer has significantly reduced the amount of women that develop this deadly disease. The hpv shot can prevent some of the major causes of this cancer. ...Read more

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What's new in cervical cancer research?

What's new in cervical cancer research?

Couple things: Significant advances in image guided brachytherapy have been made and shown improved outcomes for certain women. Some new data suggesting gemcitabine and Cisplatin may be an improvement over Cisplatin alone with radiation. Also a new trial open asking whether additional chemo after chemo and radiation is beneficial for certain women (outback study). ...Read more

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How can I detect cervical cancer early?

How can I detect cervical cancer early?

Pap smear: If you are young...Should get Gardasil but routine gyn visits are best way. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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