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Is cervical cancer and cervicitis the same thing?

Is cervical cancer and cervicitis the same thing?

No: Cervical cancer refers to a tumor that is originating from the cervix whereas cervicitis refers to inflammation of the cervix. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the difference between cervicitis and cervical cancer?

What is the difference between cervicitis and cervical cancer?

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

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What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

Low and zero: Cervicitis is often unexplained but folks have looked at the various risk factors and bacterial vaginosis isn't up there, so I doubt it. To cause cancer, something has to actually get into the genes or greatly accelerate turnover and "bv" just isn't going to do this, statistical link or no. Stop worrying. Cervicitis we can treat; cervical cancer we can prevent / treat with due vigilance. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis and can cervicitis cause cervical cancer?

Yes: Vagina and cervix are in continuity and infection of one touches the other.
Chronic infection, cellular irritation, can lead to cellular abnormal meta plasma and proliferation and thus malignant proliferation. ...Read more

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I have a fleshy tag thing hanging out of my cervix. Scared of it being cervical cancer.? It bleeds when it is touched or knocked

Polyp: What you described is likely to be a cervical polyp, a benign lesion. However, you still need to see a doctor to have it take care of, otherwise it will keep bleeding and could get worse.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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

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Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can I get cervical cancer?

How can I get cervical cancer?

Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read more

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Do women die from cervical cancer?

Do women die from cervical cancer?

Yes: Early detection, and early treatment will give best results, late detection and late treatments will results bad prognosis. ...Read more

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How can you catch cervical cancer?

How can you catch cervical cancer?

Sexually: Cervical cancer is a cancer almost always caused by exposure to a virus. The virus hpv, is passed sexually. There is a vaccine now for the hpv for those 26 and younger. Pap smears are very effective 92% in picking up changes from hpv and early cancer. ...Read more

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Can people die from cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: Yes and many do. Go tot wikipedia for details. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to get cervical cancer?

Is it unusual to get cervical cancer?

Depends on exposure: Cervical cancer is a malignant lesion of the opening of the mouth of the uterus. It begins as an insitu lesion with no symptoms and progresses to an ulcerating hemorrhagic tumor that can be difficult to treat. It arises from the HPV virus in uncircumsized males growing in the foreskin of the penis. If a woman gets cervical cancer her husband or partner stills has the penile foreskin. ...Read more

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How could a woman get cervical cancer?

HPV infection...: Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. ...Read more

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Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

No.: The vast majority of cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Masturbation does not cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What's new in cervical cancer research?

What's new in cervical cancer research?

Couple things: Significant advances in image guided brachytherapy have been made and shown improved outcomes for certain women. Some new data suggesting gemcitabine and Cisplatin may be an improvement over Cisplatin alone with radiation. Also a new trial open asking whether additional chemo after chemo and radiation is beneficial for certain women (outback study). ...Read more

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How can I detect cervical cancer early?

How can I detect cervical cancer early?

Pap smear: If you are young...Should get Gardasil but routine gyn visits are best way. ...Read more

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How can cervical cancer be transmitted?

How can cervical cancer be transmitted?

Multiple factors: Human papilloma virus (hpv) is a risk factor. Since hpv is transmitted sexually, it is important to use condoms in order to reduce transmission. Please talk with your doctor about the possibility of having the hpv vaccine.
Smoking is a risk factor. Please stop smoking if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Can the third cervical cancer jab hurt?

Can the third cervical cancer jab hurt?

Took me a minute...: To discern that you are referring to the gardisil/hpv vaccine, that requires three injections. I do not think one can reliably predict who will experience pain, and who will not. I know the pain of having cervix cancer, or loving some one who has it is worse than the brief pain of the vaccine. To borrow from nike, just do it! ...Read more

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Likely causes of cervical cancer in women?

Likely causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV: Almost all causes of cervical cancer are attributed to abnormal changes of the uterine cervix from previous exposure to certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) obtained through prior sexual contact. It's believed to take many years to develop after initial exposure and so regular gyn check-ups and pap smears are recommended. Recently, a vaccine for younger women (under 26) is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the major cause of cervical cancer?

What is the major cause of cervical cancer?

HPV: Human papilloma virus has been identified as the primary reason of cervical cancer in > 99% of cases. That's why it is paramount for all sexually active women age 20 and older to have their pap smears done on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cervical cancer starts?

Pap smear changes: Usually there are no symptoms when one has very early stage cervix cancer.
Make sure you see a gynecologist and get an HPV Pap smear. A Pap smear can detect very early changes in the cervix before a patient develops real cervix cancer. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in cervical cancer?

Vaginal discharge/bl: Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the common symptom. Sometimes the bleeding will follow sexual intercourse. Any change/irregularity off periods should alert a woman to be sure that there is no cancer hiding behind this problem. ...Read more

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What exactly does cervical cancer looks like?

What exactly does cervical cancer looks like?

See picture: Early cervical cancer just looks like a little white spot. As it progresses it grows outward and inward with very abnormal blood vessels. It will eventually grow through the vagina if left untreated. See picture. ...Read more

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Can there be any symptoms to cervical cancer?

Can there be any symptoms to cervical cancer?

Bleeding: ..Be it a spontaneous irregular spotting or after sex. Sometimes there can be a watery or mucous discharge but that can be the result of many other problems. Pain is usually a sign of advanced disease. Regular screening with pap smears and hpv vaccination are your two best weapons against this, one for early detection and the other for prevention. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is cervical cancer?

Educate yourself: Cervical cancer is an abnormal tissue growth which starts in an area at the outer tip of the uterus called the cervix. It can spread slowly over time. It's related to acquiring certain strains of HPV through sexual contact and usually takes years to progress to cancer. There are many online sources to educate yourself. Regular ob/gyn check-ups and pap smear tests recommended for early detection ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early cervical cancer?

No symptoms: No symptoms in the earlier stages where cure could be assured, a compelling reason to get a simple pap smear. As stage advances bleeding, advances as it spreads into pelvic and distant organs, obstructive uropathy etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Cervical cancer?

The tests for Cervical cancer include:: Barium enema, Basic metabolic panel, Biopsy, Complete blood count, Xray of chest, Colposcopy, CT of chest, abdomen and pelvis, Cystoscopy, HPV typing in situ, IVP, Liver function test, MRI of pelvis, PET scan, Proctoscopy, Pap smear, PET cervical cancer diagnosis, Speculum. ...Read more

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What is the growth pattern for cervical cancer?

Usually forms an: Ulcerated tumor at cervix, then spreads to the soft tissues around the uterus called parametria. It can also spread to the vaginal walls, bladder, rectum, and pelvic lymph nodes. That's the usual regional disease spread. Distant places can be liver, lungs, spleen, lymph nodes in chest. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

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