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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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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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Is cervical cancer deadly?

Is cervical cancer deadly?

Can be if untreated: Early intervention is always best.

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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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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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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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Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Not quite: It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it. ...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 does HPV cause cervical cancer?

How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

When a woman is exposed to genital human papillomavirus (HPV), her immune system usually prevents the virus from doing serious harm: But in a small number of women, the virus survives for years. Eventually, the virus can lead to the conversion of normal cells on the surface of the cervix into cancerous cells. At first, cells may only show signs of a viral infection. Eventually, the cells may develop precancerous changes. This is known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, which usually goes away spontaneously. In some cases, however, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia may progress to invasive cervical cancer. It's not clear why some women are more likely to develop cervical cancer. Some types of HPV are simply more aggressive than are others. Cigarette smoking also increases the risk of cervical cancer. There are two HPV vaccines available — Gardasil and Cervarix. They offer protection from several of the most dangerous types of HPV. Gardasil is approved for boys and men, girls and women ages 9 to 26. Cervarix is approved for girls and women ages 9 to 25. If you're sexually active, the best way to prevent HPV and other sexually transmitted infections is to remain in a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Otherwise, when you have sexual intercourse always have your partner use a condom. Regular screening for cervical cancer and precancerous changes of the cervix is important, too. . ...Read more

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Who is the cervical cancer vaccine recommended for?

Who is the cervical cancer vaccine recommended for?

Women 9-26yo: Currently the vaccine is only approved by insurances for women 9-26yo, but i believe that it should be offered to all since 80% of us will have hpv. Eventually it will be offered to men as well. ...Read more

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I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

How ?: You have provided no useful information as a basis for an answer. If you never had the hpv vaccine, consider yourself likely exposed and infected. Regular pap smears have been the mainstay of cervical cancer screening for decades, and you should follow that program. Years from now the vaccine may decrease the need for annual paps, for now, most need them. ...Read more

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How prevalent is cervical cancer?

How prevalent is cervical cancer?

~13,000 cases/yr: In the United States in 2011 about 12, 710 new cases of invasive cervical cancer and 4290 cancer-related deaths are expected. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer vaccine give you epilepsy?

No: Neither of the cervical cancer vaccines (there are two brands in the U.S.) nor any of the other vaccines approved for use in children cause epilepsy. ...Read more

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I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

Yes: Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more

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Can the third cervical cancer jab hurt?

Can the third cervical cancer jab hurt?

Took me a minute...: To discern that you are referring to the gardisil/hpv vaccine, that requires three injections. I do not think one can reliably predict who will experience pain, and who will not. I know the pain of having cervix cancer, or loving some one who has it is worse than the brief pain of the vaccine. To borrow from nike, just do it! ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer from receiving oral sex?

Possibly...: Cervical cancers are most often associated with hpv (human papillomavirus) infection. This type of infection can be spread by oral to genital contact. In general, it takes many years for cervical cancer to develop. Precancerous changes can be detected by pap testing. ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read more

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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


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