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If you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, does that mean that you have cancer cells?

If you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, does that mean that you have cancer cells?

No: A high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (hsil) on pap smear typically equates to moderate to severe squamous dysplasia on cervical biopsy, a precursor to invasive cancer with high-grade lesions being more likely to progress (as opposed to low-grade lesions). Areas of high-grade dysplasia are typically surgically excised so that the chance of progression to invasive cancer is minimized. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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If you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, do you have cancer cells?

Not likely: High grade dysplasia is pre-cancerous, but patients with high grade dysplasia are susceptible to developing cancer. Because of the very high risk of developing cancer in association with high grade dysplasia, most patients are treated by a procedure called leep/cone. However, the treatment process is a collaboration between the patient and gyn, and you could request a second pathology review. ...Read more

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If cervical dysplasia is present long enough will it turn into cancer?

If cervical dysplasia is present long enough will it turn into cancer?

Yes: Dysplasia is usually indicative of early cancer process. Cervical dysplasia is a premalignant squamous changes of the cervix. There are different terminology system now used in pap and biopsy. Generally, it includes low- and high grade dysplasia, representing low and high risk of progessing to cancer respectively. If you have dysplasia, you should see gyn oncologist for eval and managment. ...Read more

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If I have cervical dysplasia, could it definitely progress to cancer?

If I have cervical dysplasia, could it definitely progress to cancer?

Usually No: Most commonly the dysplasia will resolve on ts own, not, in fact, progress to cancer. The greater the level of dysplasia (graded i, ii, or iii) the more likely it will progress but even the most advanced dysplasia may not become cancer. Not smoking and taking Folic Acid regularly may help your body to eradicate the dysplasia naturally. But don't avoid seeing the doctor! ...Read more

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Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

Great question: Without treatment, 30 - 50% of cases of severe cervical dysplasia progress to invasive cancer. The risk of cancer is lower for mild dysplasia. ...Read more

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I have cervical dysplasia. Should I be worried about cervical cancer?

Possibly.: Cervical dysplasia is considered a precursor to cervical cancer. However, many cases of cervical dysplasia spontaneously resolve without treatment. Most important is to repeat the pap smears as recommended by your gynecologist or family doctor to ensure that the dysplasia has resolved. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer?

How long does it usually take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer?

Varies: An important factor is age. The younger the person is, the greater the probability of resolution. The diagnosis is more ominous after age 40, but there is no set schedule or certainty of progress. ...Read more

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Can mild cervical dysplasia come back as cancer when they do a biopsy?

Well...,: The goal of doing a cervical biopsy is to rule out cancer. Anytime an abnormal pap leads to a biopsy there is a risk of finding cancer. In fact that is the whole point of doing the biopsy --diagnosis of and prevention of cervical cancer. That being said in the overwhelming majority of cases we do not find cancer. ...Read more

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Will having sex make my cervical dysplasia develop into cancer more quickly?

Will having sex make my cervical dysplasia develop into cancer more quickly?

Probably not.: Sexual activity and cervical dysplasia are each independent risk factors for developing cervical cancer. However, the latter is a significantly larger risk as this is the immediate precursor to cancer. Having sex may expose you to other types of hpv, this virus that causes cervical cancer, and that may increase your risk. So, protect yourself to minimize risk of re-infection with hpv. ...Read more

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Anyone ever have cervical dysplasia due to HPV and had it go to fatal cancer?

Yes, rarely: A person who is infected with hpv, and has cervical dysplasia, could potentially develop cervical cancer. However, with good follow up with your doctor, the diagnostic tools and preventive techniques that we use today make this unlikely. Again, i stress the importance of regular follow up and care, if your doctor is concerned, they may do a colposcopy and biopsy, and remove concerning tissue. ...Read more

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