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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fertility, death: Cervical cancer rates have decreased since the introduction of the pap smear, a screening test to check women for cervical cancer. There were still an estimated 4,210 deaths from cervical cancer in the US in 2010. Most cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by HPV which is the most common std. HPV vaccine may help prevent infection and cervical cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you want to: It's always wise to use barrier protection until you're in what you think will be a lifelong monogamous relationship. But you're in no special danger from sharing love if you have CIN-1. I'm glad you are health-conscious and trust you'll follow this up. ...Read more
No increased risk: Cervical cancer is not one of the hereditary cancers. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by one of the human papilloma viruses (hpv). If you are having your annual exams and routine pap smears, any abnormal cells will likely be detected on the pap smear, which will allow plenty of time for appropriate treatment and prevention of cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be: There are no clear cut genetic patterns in penile cancer. However, given that you share half your genes and probably similar environment with your brother, it would be prudent to be on the look out for any changes in the penile skin, especially the glans penis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: That is the description for a tumor located in the spinal cord. Some of these tumors are considered benign and grow very slowly. Others are considered malignant. The treatment is often surgical removal of the tumor. ...Read more
If I had an abnormal pap with severe dysplasia level 3, does it mean that I have cervical cancer?
Not necessarily.: This is an old term that correlates with what is now known as cin3 (or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, grade 3), which is not technically cervical cancer but rather a precursor. Some can spontaneously regress, but some can progress to frank cancer. As such, treatment options can include anything from doing nothing to actually removing the offending lesion(s). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had abnormal pap 4 yrs ago. Havent been to doctor since .How can I tell if i may have cervical cancer?
See a doctor: Early cancer of the cervix, like many other cancers, may not have any symptoms. It is imperative that you see a doctor for an examination and a repeat PAP or even a biopsy depending on the findings. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have had a colposcopy and a leep for cervical dysplasia and my follow up pap shows another low grade lesion. I have HPV. Im worried about fertility ?
Good to be concerned: Studies have shown that patients who have had a LEEP procedure may have a higher incidence of cervical stenosis or premature delivery from cervical incompetence. However HPV alone will NOT prevent you from getting pregnant assuming there are no other factors like tubal occlusion or lack of ovulation. If the HPV progresses to overt cervical cancer then fertility options will be revisited. ...Read more
Having my 3rd leep in 10 years for recurring hsil cervical polyps (1st leep was for mild). Should i be concerned? Should i look into a hysterectomy?
Surgical Risk?: In general, hysterectomy is much more invasive and puts a patient at significantly greater risk than a leep. Further, hysterectomy should only be used when a leep is insufficient, i.e. Positive margins. I do understand the frustration/anxiety entailed by recurrent hsil though -- hysterectomy may be reasonable if your gyn can perform a lower risk procedure, like a laparoscopic or vaginal surgery. ...Read more
I have an abnormal pap smear. Hpv was found at high risk. What does that mean? Do I have cervical cancer? What happens if I become pregnant?
Need for follow-up: You do not have cancer but have higher than normal risk for cancer. You should get PAP smears done yearly, more frequently if your doctor suggests. Pregnancy would be okay, but make sure that you are taking pre-natal vitamins and keep in touch with your doctor for care throughout pregnancy. ...Read more
6 years ago I had an abnormal pap but didn't follow what are my chances that I could have cervical cancer now?
See doctor: now for a repeat pap,Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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