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Can I die from cervical cancer if I ignore it?

Can I die from cervical cancer if I ignore it?

Yes: Please dont ignore it. Yes, people can die from cervical cancer. It is one of the most common cause of death due to cancer in developing countries /third world countries- due to the lack of knowledge and access to get papsmear. See your oncologist. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Can you die from cervical cancer vaccine?

Can you die from cervical cancer vaccine?

Undoubtedly: There will be a case of allergy, but this is an amazingly effective and safe vaccine. I have vaccinated all of my daughters ( youngest is 14) and would my sons as well, but have none. ...Read more

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I am so scared that i will test positive for HPV and die from cervical cancer. I don't know what to do to calm my nerves. ?

I am so scared that i will test positive for HPV and die from cervical cancer. I don't know what to do to calm my nerves. ?

Take heart.: Hpv infection is common, but only a few subtypes progress to cancer. There is also a long lead time from infection to cervical cancer, so active surveillance with pap smears and colposcopy can significantly reduce the chance of developing advanced disease. This is an important public health concern, but if you are proactive, practice safe sex, & do not let anxiety consume you, you'll be just fine. ...Read more

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How long does it take to die from either uterine or cervical cancer or both receiving no treatment whatsoever?

How long does it take to die from either uterine or cervical cancer or both receiving no treatment whatsoever?

Why left untreated?: Cervical ca is one of the cancer that can be prevented and caught early with papsmear screening. Both cervical and uterine cancer can be cured if caught early when left untreated , they will grow locally to adjacent organs causing colon obstruction, fistula of vagina- bladder- colon; kidney failure, pain, etc as well as spreading to other organ. It'll be a few yrs of slow&painful process to die. ...Read more

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My doc put me on hospice i want a 2nd opinion. Don't have much money. Doing nothing for me and i feel good. I have cervical cancer i don't want to die?

My doc put me on hospice i want a 2nd opinion. Don't have much money. Doing nothing for me and i feel good. I have cervical cancer i don't want to die?

Phase I trial: Certain people may have no standard or fda approved drugs available after they failed several treatments but if they are still in good shape with good organ function, they may qualify for an experimental (phase i clinical trial). Look for a place where this can be offered. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dieing from cervical cancer?

What are the chances  of dieing from  cervical cancer?

Depends on stage: Like any other cancer, cervical cancer survival is closely linked to early detection and treatment. The more extensive the spread of the cancer the more likely it is to kill you. ...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 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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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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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

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


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more