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Doctor insights on: Is Cervical Cancer And Cervicitis The Same Thing

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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Cervicitis (Definition)

Inflammation, whether chronic, acute or mixed of the cervix uteri. These can be from non specific causes (as benign as recent inter course or bacterial vaginosis) as well as from more concerning mechanisms such as sexually transmitted ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

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