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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
569 doctors shared insights

Cervical Cancer (Overview)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses can cause cervical cancer.


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How quick does cervical cancer spread?

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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
569 doctors shared insights

Cervical Cancer (Overview)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses can cause cervical cancer.


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Do warts on the hand indicate a symptom of cervical cancer/hpv?

Do warts on the hand indicate a symptom of cervical cancer/hpv?

No and Yes: Warts are caused by viruses. A wart on the hand is not an indicator of cervical cancer and is not related to hpv ( which typically is used to reference genital warts or genital hpv infections. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

One thing to remember as a woman, heart disease kills more than breast and cervical cancer combined. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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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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Are UTI a sign of cervical cancer?

Are UTI a sign of cervical cancer?

Usually not: The cervix is quite distant from the urinary tract. The symptoms of cervical cancer are abnormal vaginal bleeding or pain. The test for this is a pap smear. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

Gardasil vaccine (when given to sexually naive women) decreases risk of cervical cancer by 95%. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

No: The diagnosis of cervical cancer is made by pathological examination of a biopsy. Ask to see this report. If it says cancer, a second opinion will not change that. You may, however, wish to get a second opinion about proposed treatment for precancerous cells, which should not be confused with or called cancer. You may also wish to get a second opinion about a proposed treatment of true cancer. ...Read more

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How could my doctor diagnose cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: A pap smear, pelvic exam, possible biopsy, and hpv testing, along with certain imaging studies, are often used by gyn practitioners to assess the risk of cervical cancer. Consult with your gynecologist and take it from there. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,223 doctors shared insights

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


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