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Is Cervical Cancer And Cervicitis The Same Thing
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
Will a pap smear tell if there is cancer in the uterus; cervical stenosis being main symptom or does it only work for cervical cancers?
Mostly cervical: Pap tests are a screening test for cervical cancer. In some cases endometrial cells are present (cells from lining of uterus). In some of these cases it is an indication of uterine cancer. You are at a very young age for this. If endometrial cells are present on pap, the doctor may want to do an endometrial biopsy (biopsy of cells of lining of uterus) to determine what the problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation vs. ca: Cervicitis means inflammation of the cervix, due to infection such as gonorrhea or chlamydia (sexually transmitted infections). These infections do not cause cancer and are fully treatable with correct antibiotics cervical cancer is caused by the hpv (human papilloma virus) which is also a sexually transmitted infection. In most patient it goes away on its own but in some it may cause cancer. ...Read more
Depends on treatment: It depends on what treatment is chosen by you and your gyn oncologist. Really there are only two options-- surgery or radiation which often is accompanied with chemotherapy to make the radiation work better. The choice between surgery or radiation depends on your clinical stage of cancer (all cancers are by convention categorized into stages 1 through 4) and your wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus: if ur contact has papillovirus.Get a more detailed answer ›
The cervix is: Part of the uterus (womb) that exits the abdomina cavity into the upper vagina. It is exposed to the world of things that you allow to enter you vagina, and all of the exposures it has. Current belief is that most cacx is caused by 2 strans of a virus, hpv. A new vaccine can prevent acquisition and cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great difference: The precancerous conditions which are believed to lead to cancer cannot spread beyond the superficial layer of the cervix. None of these precancerous conditions leads to cancer 100% of the time, but the worse they are, and the older the patient is, the more likely it is that cancer will develop. The point of pap smears is to detect the precancerous conditions so they can be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carcinoma in situ: Infection of the cervix by the human papilloma virus (hpv) is associated with precancerous lesions and cancer. Some people confuse precancerous lesions (dysplasia) with actual cancer. It is important to know that regular pap tests will detect precancerous cells that can be monitored or treated. Condoms do not fully protect against hpv but there are vaccines to help prevent cervical and hpv cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is leukoplakia of the cervix a transmitted disease of some sort. How does one get leukoplakia of the cervix?
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is just a whitish patch on the cervix visible the the eye. It can be caused by various things such as rubbing from a device in the vagina or from a viral infection with hpv. So yes, it can be sometimes caused by a transmitted disease but often it's not. A biopsy is the only way to be sure what is the cause. If pap smear is abnormal, this is the best way to figure it out. ...Read more
Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?
Different HPV types: The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause oral cancer. Among the 100+ strains of HPV, only one, HPV16, causes throat cancer. Most other oral cacners are not due to HPV of any type. The main prevention is regular examination, i.e. your regular dental visits. Despite all the news reports, throat cancer due to HPV remains rare, even in people with oral HPV or lots of oral sex. ...Read more
Trick std complication list cervical hemorrhaging is that in the neck or in the vagina.. And what are the symptoms?
Tric STD: The hemorrhage would be from the vagina ( cervix -opening into the vagina) . About 25 of women get strawberry cervix from dilating capillaries. I have treated a lot of STD and never saw a hemorrhage. You would notice bleeding from the vagina like period and would go to the hospital if > 1 pad /tampon every 3 hours. Do not worry. Get treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please explain why cervical cancer is called cervical cancer, if the cervical area is the neck?
Can a woman have HPV cervical dsyplasma and oral cancer at the same time or does the virus stay in on place.
Can have both: Hpv infection comes from direct contact. Oral infection come from oral sex with infected partners. Keep in mind that most healthy people clear the infection without treatment. Also not all cervical dysplasia is directly caused by hpv infection. In the same vein it cannot be shown conclusively that the cancers are caused by hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?
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