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Can You Have Cervical Cancer With A Normal Pap Smear
What are the chances of a normal female to have endometrial cancer? Would abnormal cells be present in a Pap smear if I do have endometrial cancer?
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
If i had a cervical smear test and i had cervical cancer would the actual smear result written to me say a finding of cancer? Or something else.
Yes if diagnostic: First of all, the sample must be adequate. Sometimes there are not enough cells or there is a lot of obscuring blood and debris and a definitive diagnosis is impossible. If adequate, the diagnosis could be benign (examples: normal, non-neoplastic, inflammatory) or malignant (ex: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, etc.). Also possible: atypical/premalignant (ex: atypical squamous cells). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are ASCUS.: There are such smear results that are ascus (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) which is to say that they do not look normal, but they can't be called cancer or precancer either. Infection and inflammation are common sources. The pap test is repeated in 12 months or 6-12 months for those younger and older than 20 respectively. A reflex hpv-dna test can be done in adults. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated. If the pap shows anything more abnormal such as low grade or high grade dysplasia, then colposcopy is performed. Generally, colposcopy is performed at the most every 6 months depending on the level of dysplasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have servical dysplasia, pap smear showed minor changes in the servical. What does it mean? Do I have HIV or cancer or what?
No: Cervical dysplasia is easily treated and is not considered a deadly cancer you do not have HIV if you have cervical dysplasia minor changes in cervical cells it can be a benign condition or footprints of cervical dysplasia cervical dysplasia is broken into three categories, mild moderate and severe most patients have mild dysplasia which does not progress to carcinoma in situ the risk of dying of cervical cancer is very low in a patient who gets regular pap smears. ...Read more
If your pap smear results have been ASCUS for 4 yrs and colposcopy is normal could you have cervical cancer one year after your last test?
I had a suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells with pap smear. I amscheduled for further mamo and another pap. The 2 togethter worrisome or coincident?
Mammogram/Pap: They are most likely coincidental. A suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells in pap are findings on these screening tests, and they don't confirm the presence of cancer. But rarely certain types of breast cancer can metastasize to the uterine cervix. You definitely do need to follow up and find out what these findings really are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaginal pap: The hpv virus has many subtypes. The transition zone of the cervix is where they are most active, but they can also act on the wall of the vagina. Vaginal dysplasia and cancer are more rare than cervical, but they still are screened for using a pap smear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Pap test is a screening test. If it is abnormal it does not mean cancer in every case. You need to go back and see your gynecologist. He/she can explain the cause.There are many precancerous conditions which can go away with time.Most such changes resolve on their own and rarely are indicative of cancer development over a period of many years. ...Read more
What strains of HPV are looked for in pap smears? How soon after exposure to HPV would one have an abnormal pap?
Had abnormal pap smear and then a colposcopy. Went back a year later and no abnormal cells present. Does this mean I have HPV?
You had HPV now gone: Abnormal cells of the cervix always means HPV; you can be sure you had HPV at the time of your abnormal pap and colposcopy. With your pap smear now normal, it is likely that the underlying HPV infection also has cleared up. Confirm with the doctor who treated you. Also ask her about getting vaccinated to reduce the risk of future infections with high-risk and wart-causing HPV strains. Good luck! ...Read more
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