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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
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
Last papsmear normal 8 months ago. Now they found cervicitis. Waiting for pap results. Could it be 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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