Doctor insights on:
Are There Steps I Can Take To Prevent Getting Cervical Cancer
You bet!: First, if you are under 30, get gardisil, hpv vaccine; if you have never had a sexual relationship, it is very unusual to get cervical cancer, but you should be checked with a pap smear annually. If you have made the choice to have sex, choose partner carefully, practice safe sex (condom from beginning to end) until you want to procreate as well as recreate. Limit partners. Pap annually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hpv vaccine: Recommended for 11- or 12-year-old girls and boys. The vaccine series can be started beginning at age 9 years. Vaccination is also recommended for 13- through 26-year-old females and 13- through 21-year-old males who have not completed the vaccine series. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV and PAP test: Most cervical cancers are due to a virus called hpv. A woman younger than 26 should get vaccine for hpv to prevent cervical cancer. For others regular pap smear examinations are the best preventive strategy. Other issues are delaying the onset of sexual activity, limiting the number of partners and not using tobacco. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccination & pap: A vaccination is available that can prevent about 80% of cervical cancers. All girls/women 9-26 year old should get vaccinated, perferably before onset of sexual activity. Regular pap smear examinations provide detection of pre-cancerous lesions and can prevent cervical cancer. Limit the number of sex partners and delay first intercourse. Do not smoke. ...Read more
It can: The most common type of surgery for cervical cancer will not allow you to have kids in the future. Some women will be candidates for a trachalectomy which could allow you to have kids in the future. If you get radiation treatment then this can damage the ovaries unless they are moved out of the treatment field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Preventing antibiotic resistance
- Are there steps i can take to prevent getting abscess in tonsils?
- Are there steps i can take to prevent getting fibrocystic breast disease?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How can i get cervical cancer?
- Can i get pregnant if i have cervical cancer?
- Can a condom prevent cervical cancer or not?
- How long does it take to get cervical cancer?
- Talk to a oncologist online for free