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How is a screening for cervical cancer performed?

How is a screening for cervical cancer performed?

PAP smear: During a female pelvic exam the gynecologist will scrape the outside of the cervix and smear it on a microscope slide. The pathologist will look at this under a microscope and give a report. If its of concern then a sampling or biopsy if the cervix is taken to confirm or exclude a cancer. ...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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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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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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How should I prepare for my cervical cancer screening tests?

Preparing for Pap : Read http://womenshealth.About.Com/cs/papsmears/ht/preparepapsmear.Htm. The advice is logical and has you avoid intercourse, use of tampons, douches, foams and, schedule your appointment for about 2 weeks after your period ( reschedule if you start to bleed). ...Read more

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When someone gets tested for cervical cancer.. Is pap a screen or diagnostic test?

When someone gets tested for cervical cancer.. Is pap a screen or diagnostic test?

Screening test: Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. If your papmsear is abnormal then further evaluation would be needed to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mom has cervical cancer it is stage two i want to know whether is it cureable and what is the treatment to be performed?

My mom has cervical cancer it is stage two i want to know whether is it cureable and what is the treatment to be performed?

Cervix Cancer: Is stage i when confined to the cervix, iia cervix and vagina; iib cervix and parametrial extension without extension, hydroureter. Quite curable with chemotherapy and radiation, external beam and endocavitary brachytherapy. ...Read more

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My mother had cervical cancer at the age of 43, a surgeon performed salpingo- oophorectomy, are there long term side effects after such procedure?

My mother had cervical cancer at the age of 43, a surgeon performed salpingo- oophorectomy, are there long term side effects after such procedure?

??????: Your ? Makes no sense, if your mother had cervical cancer most likely she had either a cervical cone if it had not spread or a hysterectomy, if she had a hysterectomy then the surgeon may have also removed tubes and ovaries, but removing tubes and ovaries has nothing to do with cancer of the cervix, but is often done at the time of hysterectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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