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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

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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Can moderate cervical dysplasia cause bleeding?

Can moderate cervical dysplasia cause bleeding?

Yes: The abnormal areas on the cervix where the dysplasia resides can bleed spontaneously. Bleeding between periods, especially bleeding after intercourse, needs to be evaluated. ...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 you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, do you have cancer cells?

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

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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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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Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

No, but need PAP smr: Cervical dysplasia is a risk factor for cervical cancer, but doesn't automatically guarantee cancer. You'll need regular PAP smears if cervical dysplasia is found - yearly surveillance. Make sure you inform your Gynecologist of any changes in your health. Some women don't want to be hassled with yearly visits, & choose to undergo a cone biopsy / cone resection (preserving fertility) or other surg ...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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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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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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Anyone ever have cervical dysplasia due to HPV and had it go to fatal cancer?

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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Is there a correlation between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer?

Is there a correlation between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer?

No: Cervical dysplasia is associated with the human papilloma virus (hpv). As far as we know, breast cancer is not associated with hpv or other viruses. ...Read more

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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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Cervical Dysplasia HPV negative Very heavy periods for 7-10days Chge super plus every hour or less. 35yrs. One partner only in life. cervical cancer?

Cervical Dysplasia HPV negative Very heavy periods for 7-10days Chge super plus every hour or less. 35yrs. One partner only in life. cervical cancer?

Not necessarily: One can get dysplasia from more than just cancer--even mechanical irritation. Try your next pap when you have not use tampons for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I would like Homeopathy & herbal advice for cervical dysplasia CIN1 after laser surgery in nov2014 ... Abnormal moderate pap results for the 2nd time?

I would like Homeopathy & herbal advice for cervical dysplasia CIN1 after laser surgery in nov2014 ... Abnormal moderate pap results for the 2nd time?

See below:: Nutritional supplements and herbs can be very helpful. For an excellent review see http://www.naturopathic.org/article_content.asp?article=788
Homeopathy can help; I advise you consult a professional homeopath for individualized treatment to learn which of hundreds of remedies is best for you- see http://tinyurl.com/lw2suls
I advise an organic nutritarian diet. See http://tinyurl.com/k3xdt3z ...Read more

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How could my doctor diagnose cervical dysplasia?

Pap smear and biopsy: The pap smear is a good screen to suggest that atypical cells or dysplastic cells are present. Because the pap is performed blindly, it doesn't always show the worst cells. The most exact way to diagnose dysplasia is by doing a colposcopy (looking at the cervix with a microscope after treating with a vinegar solution) and then doing a small biopsy of the abnormal areas. ...Read more

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Is cryotherapy effective for severe cervical dysplasia?

Is cryotherapy effective for severe cervical dysplasia?

NO CRYOTHERAPY : Cryotherapy should not be done for severe dysphasia. The disease needs to be removed with clean margins and proper follow up care. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage. Could it be due to cervical dysplasia?

Not likely: Most women with cervical dysplasia will carry their babies to term. There is little evidence that is will cause a miscarriage.
Dsyplasia is usually managed expectantly during pregnancy meaning that colposcopy is performed and biopsy if indicated, and treatment may be indicated after the delivery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cervical dysplasia to cause a miscarriage?

Is it possible for cervical dysplasia to cause a miscarriage?

Not likely: Most women with cervical dysplasia will carry their babies to term. There is little evidence that is will cause a miscarriage.
Dsyplasia is usually managed expectantly during pregnancy meaning that colposcopy is performed and biopsy if indicated, and treatment may be indicated after the delivery. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could cervical dysplasia cause spot bleeding?

Please tell me, could cervical dysplasia cause spot bleeding?

Yes: Cervical dysplasia can cause vaginal spotting, as well as bleeding after intercourse. If you have been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, you should talk to your doctor about appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Can a person who is not sexually active get cervical dysplasia?

Can a person who is not sexually active get cervical dysplasia?

Not necessarily: Cervical dysplasia is a result of the hpv virus that is transmitted person-to-person through bodily fluids. Theoretically anything that results in sharing fluids can transmit this, not just intercourse. ...Read more

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Only one sexual partner and cervical dysplasia reoccured, what's wrong?

HPV is for life: Once you've met the strain of hpv that caused your dysplasia, you have it for life regardless of who you may or may not be with afterwards. I'm glad you've found love and also that your premalignant lesion was found (and i trust treated) in a timely way. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My daughter has cervical dysplasia and she is pregnant. What can I do to help

Nothing: Cervical dysplasia is not cancer and will not affect her pregnancy. Cervical dysplasia is caused human papilloma virus or hpv. Hpv is ubiquitous. 80% of us women will have it at least once in their lifetimes. If your daughter gets pap smears at appropriate intervals, she will never develop cervical cancer. She should also consider the Gardasil vaccine after delivery. ...Read more

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If you have cervical dysplasia caused by hpv, how likely is it for you to get warts?

If you have cervical dysplasia caused by hpv, how likely is it for you to get warts?

Slight increase risk: Having any strain of the hpv viruses will put you at an increased risk of getting hpv warts or genital warts. The overall prevalence has been reported to be 1%, but the prevalence is thought to be increasing and may be as high as 4-5%. ...Read more

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Is escharotic treatment for cervical dysplasia safe & effective? Opinions on getting them and why. Which types do you think is necessary, and which ones are dangerous?

Never heard of this!: I do not know of any such named treatment which is medically proven to be useful. So i would advise you to seek a second opinion before you get into trouble with an unconventional therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Cervical Dysplasia (Definition)

Also known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, cervical dysplasia is a precancerous disease where abnormal mutant cells penetrate the surface lining of the cervix and the endocerical canal, which is the opening between the ...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