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Would you know if you have cervical cancer? What are the signs n symptoms?

Would you know if you have cervical cancer? What are the signs n symptoms?

Not usually: Women with early cervical cancers and pre-cancers usually have no symptoms. Symptoms often do not begin until the cancer becomes invasive. When this happens, the most common symptoms are: abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, or pain with intercourse. Unfortunately these symptoms can occur with benign conditions as well. See your doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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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Cin 2 please explain, all I heard was cervical cancer n zoned out from shock. What is it, is it curable?

Cin 2 please explain, all I heard was cervical cancer n zoned out from shock. What is it, is it curable?

Yes, it is: Cin is a pre-cancerous condition, in your case its not the highest grade. Easily curable, contact your gynecologist rather soon, don't delay. ...Read more

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Who gets cervical cancer?

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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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 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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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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How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

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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What could lead to cervical cancer?

What could lead to cervical cancer?

HPV: Cervical cancers are almost all caused by human papilloma virus (hpv). This is a sexually transmitted virus. It is very common, infecting over 80% of sexually active adults. Fortunately, the majority of women, even though they have been exposed to hpv, do not get cervical cancer. Regular pap tests and routine gyn exams detect pre-cancer changes and allow us to treat them before cancers happen. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cervical cancer?

What are symptoms of cervical cancer?

No symptoms: No symptoms in the earlier stages where cure could be assured, a compelling reason to get a simple pap smear. As stage advances bleeding, advances as it spreads into pelvic and distant organs, obstructive uropathy etc. ...Read more

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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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Could febreze give me cervical cancer?

Could febreze give me cervical cancer?

Junk scare campaign: That's a household odor eliminator. It's pretty clear that cervical cancer is almost always the result of hpv virus infection. I am aware of the campaign against this product, and it bears all the marks of junk -- acetaldehyde is normally produced in nature and your own body, limonene's the flavor of natural lemons, and there's no reason to fear all synthetic fragrances. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer if you're a virgen?

Yes: Most cervical cancers are caused by exposure to the hpv virus which can occur even with out classic vaginal intercourse. Additionally there are some other risk factors for non hpv related cervical cancer. You can get genital exposure to hpv through oral or even penile contact without penetration, so strictly speaking you can be a virginia and be at risk. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer really that serious?

Is cervical cancer really that serious?

Yes.: Like any cancer, cervical cancer can be deadly. In late-stage cervical cancer (stage ivb), only approximately 9.3% of women will survive for five years after her diagnosis. Luckily, the utilization of the pap test for screening women for cervical cancer has significantly reduced the amount of women that develop this deadly disease. The hpv shot can prevent some of the major causes of this cancer. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical cancer?

What sort of disease is cervical cancer?

End of the vagina: Inside the vagina at the bottom of the uterus is the opening to the uterus called the cervix. Women are at risk for this cancer once sexually active and the reason for recommendation of pap smears to catch abnormal cervix cells. Human papilloma virus increases this risk and is spread between men and women. The stage and age will guide if surgery or radiation is used to cure. Chemo for high stage. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer be completely cured?

Can cervical cancer be completely cured?

Yes: It can be cured almost certainly in the early stages and as the disease stage progresses, the probability of cure decreases. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer typically treated?

How is cervical cancer typically treated?

Depends: Treatment depends on the stage of the cervical cancer. In general, for earlier stages surgery is often performed as the primary treatment and for more advanced cases radiation and chemotherapy are used together. The radiation typically includes external beam radiation as well as brachytherapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason for pap smears on a regular basis, but in your 30's to 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical Ca: The first sign is postcoital bleeding. Early detection and prevention is done by regular papanicolau (pap) smear. That is why regular yearly exam are important. ...Read more

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What is the cervical cancer recovery like?

What is the cervical cancer recovery like?

Depends on treatment: It depends on what treatment is chosen by you and your gyn oncologist. Really there are only two options-- surgery or radiation which often is accompanied with chemotherapy to make the radiation work better. The choice between surgery or radiation depends on your clinical stage of cancer (all cancers are by convention categorized into stages 1 through 4) and your wishes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms to cervical cancer?

What are the symptoms to cervical cancer?

Early symptoms none: To learn more see;www. Webmd. Com/ cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How is it that a woman gets cervical cancer?

HPV virus: Sexual intercourse and infection with the human papilloma virus is the cause behind cervical cancer. The pap test and hpv test can screen for this disease. If a gynecologist or primary care physician is seen with regularity and performs the pap, abnormal results can be treated before the development of cancer in most women. ...Read more

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How is staging of cervical cancer determined?

See below: After a diagnosis of cervical cancer, a number of testing modalities are used to assess as to how far the cancer has spread. See this site for details.
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient/page2. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer diagnosed and treated?

Biopsy of cervix: Cervical cancer usually is, diagnosed by gynecologist, or a physician, who is comfortable doing a gynecologic examination. Abnormality seen in the pap smear or finding lesion on clinical examination during a pelvic exam may prompt biopsy. It is treated by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments, depending on stage and extent of disease involvement. ...Read more

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Are there different types of cervical cancer?

The most: Common cervical cancer is squamous, but there are adenocarcinomas as well. Some aggresively grow locally, some are slower. A few are capable of distant travel. Early detection and treatment are key to successful treatmnet and cure. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of cervical cancer?

Are there different kinds of cervical cancer?

Yes: Two types of cells cause cervical cancer. They are treated the same. ...Read more

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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 don't 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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What happens if a man gets cervical cancer jab?

What happens if a man gets cervical cancer jab?

Protect against HPV: The cervical cancer jab is actually a vaccine against the human papilloma virus. This virus can cause genital warts in both men and women, and can cause cervical cancer in women. If a man gets this vaccination, he will be protected against some of the high-risk types of hpv to prevent genital warts (and also prevent him from infecting sexual partners with the virus). ...Read more

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Why should I be concerned about cervical cancer?

Fertility, death: Cervical cancer rates have decreased since the introduction of the pap smear, a screening test to check women for cervical cancer. There were still an estimated 4, 210 deaths from cervical cancer in the US in 2010. Most cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by HPV which is the most common std. HPV vaccine may help prevent infection and cervical cancers. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV: The number one cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papilloma virus (hpv). Other risk factors include socioeconomic status, family history, age, smoking, sexual history, etc. Luckily, your body will clear the hpv within 2 years normally and for most women, the progression to cancer is not a problem. Please get your pap smears on time. This is a life saver and a wonderful test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having cervical cancer?

None to many!: Early cervical cancer can go undetected and may only be found on examination and pap smear which is why it is important for women to have this test regularly. More advanced cancer can have symptoms of bleeding and pelvic pain, especially with intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the symptom of having cervical cancer?

What are the symptom of having cervical cancer?

Non specific: Symptoms of cervical cancer are non specific and may range from no symptoms, abnormal vaginal bleeding, bleeding with sex, persistent foul smelling vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, etc. You should see you doctor for an evaluation if you suspect any abnormality. You should also be seeing your doctor on a regular basis for pap test and cervical HPV screenings. ...Read more

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What are the corollaries of getting cervical cancer?

What are the corollaries of getting cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: Depending on the stage of the cancer, it is treated by a cone biopsy or a radical hysterectomy. It could mean you can't have children again. The cancer seems to spread to organs that are next to it so it can cause a blockage of the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder and that would be even more extensive. Is this the answer you are looking for? ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of cervical cancer?

Abnoraml vaginal ble: Abnormal vaginal bleeding should alert you about the potential cause being cancer. This requires an exam by a gynecologist. A growth on the cervix can be easily seen on visual inspection by your doctor who has to do a pelvic examination to be able to see the cervix. ...Read more

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What is the probability of surviving cervical cancer?

Can be good: The prognosis will depend on a few things, such as if cancer is detected early before it spreads to adjacent organs or to distant parts of the body. When found early before it has spread, prognosis is pretty good and over 90% will be alive at least 5 years later. This number drops to about 60% when it spreads locally. And down to about 15-20% if spread to distant organs. But these are averages. ...Read more

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What happens if I've had veruccas, could I get cervical cancer?

What happens if I've had veruccas, could I get cervical cancer?

Maybe: The strains of virus causing genital warts and cervical cancer are different. However, if you had the kind that causes warts, does not mean you do not have the kind that causes cancer. Please see your gynecologist for an evaluation, PAP test and regular follow-up. ...Read more

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What are the links between cervical cancer and your oesophegus?

HPV? Slight relation: Our understanding of medicine continues to evolve. There's a very slight link with HPV. While almost all cervical cancers are felt to be related to prior HPV exposure, not all HPV exposures lead to cervical cancer. Esophageal cancer has other strong risk factors such as drinking, smoking and reflux. There is some link to HPV and esophageal cancer in other countries though not common in US. ...Read more

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What is cervical cancer? And what are the symptoms and causes please? Thx

Symptoms none, bleed: Cancer of cells low part if uterus that is called cervix. Much more common in other parts of the world where pap smear for screening is not routinely done. Hpv is a virus that increases the risk of developing this slow growing tumor. There are vaccines now for hpv. More info and a good review of the topic see link below http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/cervical-cancer. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer deadly?

Can be if untreated: Early intervention is always best.

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How to treat cervical cancer?

How to treat cervical cancer?

Uterine cervix: I'm assuming you mean cancer of the uterine cervix. Premalignant and early lesions may be cured by simple excision, it is often possible to preserve the uterus. More advanced lesions need more aggressive treatments, and even incurable cancer may respond to radiation or chemotherapy or a palliative procedure to keep the kidneys working. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cervical cancer?

How can I prevent cervical cancer?

Vaccination and PAP: If you are under the age of 25 you should get vaccinated for hpv. Limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. ...Read more

Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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


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