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How Many Cases Of Cervical Cancer Per Year
Will i end up having cervical cancer I have been having pain in my lower abdomen were my cervix and uturus is. I have had my IUD in for three years now. I had a pap smear a few weeks ago and the doctor said that my IUD is in good place and seems to be d
You : You need to discuss the results of your pap smear with your doctor again so you better understand what was found. Sometimes a test is done with the pap smear to determine if the cerix is infected with a strain of hpv that would put you at a higher risk for cancer and sometimes a special examination of the cervix called a colposcopy is needed to double check the area. Thankfully, many, many women who have abnormal cells will not develop cancer. ...Read more
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
How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.? how many cervical cancer deaths per year? what percentage is from hpv?
Cervical Cancer Data: Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 12, 170; deaths: 4, 220. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 8.1 per 100, 000 women per year. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are estimated to be due to hpv infection. Even so, most women with this infection do not get cervical cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/cervical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare before 21: Cervical cancer is rare before age 21, and doing pap smears before then actually may cause more harm than good because it leads to more falsely positive test results. Cervical cancer is most common at age 35-55. The current us preventive services task force recommendation is to get paps every 3 years at ages 21-65. A good prevention resource is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IT IS NOT GIVEN AT 8: Yes the shot hurts but it is recommended to be given ages9to26.We usually start at age 11 years here in nj. ...Read more
Can a 84 year old with stage 4 cervical cancer be cured and how lond does a person in stage 4 live?
What are the chances of developing advanced cervical cancer if last pap was normal and about a year ago?
Quite unlikely ....: Not precise, but I would think the answer is something less than 2-3%. But the catch is if you had a "true" normal. Unfortunately, the Pap test, like any test, is not perfect. The chances of a Pap smear being reported as negative, when it is truly positive (a false neg), is probably around 25%, due to not retrieving proper cells or errors in lab handling. Then subsequent cancer chance higher. ...Read more
Worried that I have cervical cancer, have abit of health anxiety since an abnormal smear a year ago, every pain I think is cancer or abnormal cells x?
Relax & see ur docto: first of all relax. Cancer does not present as pain initially. and you must follow up with your OB/GYN and follow his/her recommendations. your doctor will not mind if you ask questions. They may not even know that you are worrying for nothing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Though cervical cancer usually takes many years to progress and develop, if a girl becomes sexually active at a relatively young age and is infected with the hpv virus, it is possible for her to develop cervical cancer. This cancer is very treatable if caught early, so that is why annual pap smears are essential. Also, the hpv vaccine can help to prevent infection in the 1st place. ...Read more
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