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I'm trying to have a baby. My Pap smear came back pap 4a conization. That's cervical cancer, can I still have a baby?

I'm trying to have a baby. My Pap smear came back pap 4a conization. That's cervical cancer, can I still have a baby?

Biopsy diagnosis?: Until the cervix is biopsied via Colposcopy or other means, the Pap smear diagnosis is irrelevant. We use the biopsied tissue to determine and document the diagnosis. Future pregnancy is possible if it is not invasive cervical cancer and even then eggs can be harvested from your ovaries prior to definitive surgery. ...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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Paul Nowicki
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Cone Biopsy Of Cervix (Definition)

While the patient is under anesthesia (asleep) the doctor cuts out a small (outside) cone shaped portion of the cervix that has abnormal/ pre cancerous or cancerous skin and deeper tissue . It can treat cervical dysplasia ( pre cancer of the cervix) or diagnose cervical cancer. It is rarely enough ...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