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How do I know if I have cervical cancer? What are the physical symptoms of cervical cancer?

How do I know if I have cervical cancer? What are the physical symptoms of cervical cancer?

Mostly asymptomatic: Early abnormal cervical changes rarely cause symptoms. Thus, a regular pap smear is recommended for early detection. In later stages, abnormal vaginal bleeding , menstrual cycle that is difficult to explain, bleeding with contact (during intercourse or with diaphragm), pain during sex, vaginal discharge. Best to contact your gynecologist. Best wishes. ...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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I have just found that I have cervical cancer. What can I do to cope with this?

Treatment & Support: Many women start feeling better after they start taking care of the problem with treatment. Letting your friends and family know and seeking support from groups in your area can also be helpful. I wish you the best in your treatment. ...Read more

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If I am 17 and believe I have cervical cancer, how can I go about getting tested?

If I am 17 and believe I have cervical cancer, how can I go about getting tested?

GYN exam: You would need to see a gyn for an exam. They would do colposcopy and an a biopsy procedure (leep) if there actually was a lesion. But more importantly, you need to speak with a gyn to discuss why you think you have cervical cancer. Doing an exam can give you reassurance. ...Read more

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Light pink discharge, could I have cervical cancer?

Light pink discharge, could I have cervical cancer?

See your GYN: If you've never had a pap smear you should have one. It is unlikely to be cancer but you should definitely get checked out. Pap smears save lives. ...Read more

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Is it possible that with bloody discharge could indicate that I have cervical cancer?

Evaluation needed: While it is true that patients with cervical cancer may present with bloody discharge, the vast majority of patients with bloody discharge do not have cervical cancer. You should see your physician. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have cervical cancer or pid?

How to tell if I have cervical cancer or pid?

Only tissue biopsy: Sometimes infection can obscure findings and you may need antibiotic treatment for some time before repeat biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...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