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Can You Detect Anal Or Colon Cancer Via A Pap Smear
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
Likely yes: As before the colonoscopy is done, a digital rectal examination is performed to visualize & palpate the area. Sometimes a biopsy of a concerning area is also needed though. See & ask your own gastroenterologist to get a better answer to this question as to what they saw during the exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For good health- Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?
Anal cancer: can be detected by direct rectal exam or anoscopy, without colonoscopy. Trananal prostate ultrasound does not detect anal cancer. Anal cancer is less common than colorectal cancer. If digital exam and colonoscopy are both negative, it is unlikely that you have anal cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If chlamydia was contracted anally, would it show up on a blood test or regular pap smear? Or would an anal pap be the best option?
May not: A digital rectal examination can only test as far a finger will go into the rectum. A finger inserted through the anus cannot reach colon, therefore a digital rectal examination cannot detect colon cancer. However, rectum is part of the colon and a common site for cancer and a digital rectal exam is useful. Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for detecting colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a cervical biopsy (for abnormal cells) test for and detect exactly?? Can it detect the genital warts or herpes virus? Any other STIs?
Will a colonoscopy detect anal cancer/mass as well colon cancer? Is the digital exam done before the colonoscopy is performed?
Can a colposcope see anything else besides cancer or precancer cells in the cervix? What other abnormalities can it detect?
Can cervical or uterine cancer procedure be done in a dr's office to resolve or./and remove cancer?
Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX
Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more
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