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Cervical cancer screening?

Cervical cancer screening?

Pap smear: Have your pap smear done starting at age 21 and is the best thing you can do to prevent it. ...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 a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test? .

Can a pap smear diagnose uterine cancer? Can uterine cancer show up on a pap smear test?

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Yes: Pap smear may pick up endometrial cancer, but it will miss more than it will pick up. Pap is far more useful for detecting cancer of the uterine cervix. ...Read more

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Can a cervical smear test detect cancerous cells?

Can a cervical smear test detect cancerous cells?

Of the cervix: A pap smear is designed to screen for cervical cancer and precancerous changes of the cervix. It does not test for any other type of cancer. ...Read more

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Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

Would a Pap smear, coloscopy, and biopsy of cervix cells detect a herpes infection?

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

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Is palp smear test helpful finding cervical and uterus cancer?

Is palp smear test helpful finding cervical and uterus cancer?

Cervical cancer: A pap trst is reliable for cervical cancer. Occasionally it mat detect cells from the endometrium that can suggest the possibility of uterine cancer but this is best determined with an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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What is a cervical cancer screening?

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What is a cervical cancer screening?

PAP smear: The most reliable screen for cervical cancer is a physical examination by your gynecologist accompanied by a gentle scraping of the cervix to remove cells which are analyzed microscopically in the lab for signs of cancerous or precancerous changes. Pap smears have been proven to lower a woman's risk of dying from cervical cancer if performed regularly after becoming sexually active. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect cervical cancer?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect cervical cancer?

speculum and : Direct visual appraisalpap smear and cytology are the usually means diagnosto detect cervix cancer. Trans vaginal ultrasound appraises intrauterine an and paria:metrial uterine content...Staging not diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease be found through a cervical biopsy or pap smear test?

Can Crohn's disease be found through a cervical biopsy or pap smear test?

No.: A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It does not detect crohn's disease. If you suspect you have crohn's disease, you can discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Had cervical smear result HSIL.follow up biopsy CIN3 with microinvasion.had hysterectomy. Histology chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous meta?

Pathology interpreta: Was a cervical conization, endocervical curettage or endometrial biopsy ever performed? On the final hysterectomy pathology, no CIN or frank cervical cancer was found? This may be due to the fact that the original cervical biopsy removed the entire abnormal area from the cervix. Chronic cervicitis and squamous metaplasia are benign cervical changes. Get another pathologist to re-review the slides ...Read more

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Is a pap smear enough to diagnose cervical cancer, or is biopsy necessary?

Depends: Pap smear is usually a screening tool that if abnormal prompts one to do a colposcopy with biopsy to definitively diagnose cervical cancer. Although ca in situ can be seen initially with a pap smear. ...Read more

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Would a transvaginal ultrasound show cervical cancer?

Would a transvaginal ultrasound show cervical cancer?

Yes, but...: Any disease or life event will always display on its own pattern of full spectrum; so will cervical cancer. At its early stage, the affected feels nothing. As the disease advances, it may locally advance to damage and distort local.nearby tissue, and to spread to far sites. So, if not treated timely, what you concern about will appear on its course of progress. US may suspect such but CT defines.. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Strongly favor: Before pap smears, 30000 women died in the usa every hear from cancers caused by hpv, and today keeping this at bay required great inconvenience and expense. Only a few extremists are opposed to this, as some folks were to treating syphilis with penicillin. Even a woman who never has a partner or was a virgin along with her husband can be raped and infected. It protects men as well. ...Read more

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Leep shows hsil cin3 w/ endocervical gland involvement. Exocervical margins positive. Endocervical margins clear. Pap in 3 months or cone biopsy now?

Leep shows hsil cin3 w/ endocervical gland involvement. Exocervical margins positive.  Endocervical margins clear.  Pap in 3 months or cone biopsy now?

At least PAP, may: Require bone biopsy later. From the information you provided, you have residual abnormal cells in the cervix and at a minimum you need to monitor the process by pap. Three months is not likely to cause irreversible changes for the worse and you can wait to see the pap results to decide, in consultation with your doctor, if cone biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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Endometrial cells on pap means cancer?

Endometrial cells on pap means cancer?

Generally no.: Endometrial cells can be 'normal' in a pap test depending upon the age of the patient and the time of the menstrual cycle in which the test was performed. If a pap is collected in a premenopausal woman within 10 days of the onset of bleeding / menses, then the endometrial cells are most likely part of uterine shedding. In postmenopausal women, a finding of endometrial cells needs explanation. ...Read more

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What tests check for cervical cancer?

What tests check for cervical cancer?

A PAP smear: is the classical screening test for cervical cancer. In this test a brushing of cells from the cervix is stained and examined under the microscope. It may pick up abnormalities before they become fully cancerous. A molecular test for the human papilloma virus (HPV) may also be done on cells collected with a PAP smear. It is a very sensitive way to detect the virus that causes the cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Crabb
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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled growth of cells in the cervix, the narrow neck-like passage forming the lower end of the uterus. Most cases of cervical cancer should be preventable by HPV vaccinations ...Read more