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What to do if i had a pet scan yesterday. I have cervical cancer right after the scan?

What to do if i had a pet scan yesterday. I have cervical cancer right after the scan?

Follow drs. protocol: If metabolically active and of significant size tumor of cervix and metastases would likely be recognized on pet scan. Tumor does not arise in one day. Microscopic small lesions detected by pap smear are not likely recognized on pet scan. Treatment is determined by physician taking care of you. ...Read more

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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Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

Should everyone get a second opinion for a cervical cancer diagnosis?

No: The diagnosis of cervical cancer is made by pathological examination of a biopsy. Ask to see this report. If it says cancer, a second opinion will not change that. You may, however, wish to get a second opinion about proposed treatment for precancerous cells, which should not be confused with or called cancer. You may also wish to get a second opinion about a proposed treatment of true cancer. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
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See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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I have a possible diagnosis of cervical cancer and am starting on birth control for the first time. At how much risk am I?

I have a possible diagnosis of cervical cancer and am starting on birth control for the first time. At how much risk am I?

Promoting cancer: Hormonal birth control can promote cancer. When there is a question of cervical cancer, hormonal birth control needs to be discussed with the doctor, who established the diagnosis of possible cancer. ...Read more

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Will cervical cancer hurt your baby?

Will cervical cancer hurt your baby?

Assuming you mean: Diagnosed while pregnant, non-invasive might wait treatment until post partum, as might very early ia, but later stages pit woman's life versus foetal life dilemma, and balance of waiting for viability. A c-section may be needed. The cancer itself does not pass to/infect the neonate. Ca in situ and cone or cryo might lead to miscarriage and can affect fertility, as would rad hys & xrt. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How quick does cervical cancer spread?

How quick does cervical cancer spread?

Depends: Early detection is curable and that's why pap smears are so important. The ability to spread depends on a number of features- is it poorly differentiated? What stage was it iwhen it was found? Has it gone to lymph nodes already? Sorry- wish i could be more helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Can you tell me about cervical cancer?

Not enough...: ..That will fit in 400 characters. Look for info at the american cancer society (cancer.Org) and the national cancer institute (cancer.Gov) websites. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms — early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause, watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor, pelvic pain or pain during sex. ...Read more

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How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

How would one treat cervical cancer in situ?

Surgery: Removal of a cone of cervix including the lesion is the usual treatment. If child bearing is no longer needed/desired, removal of the uterus may be an option. ...Read more

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What exactly does cervical cancer look like?

It is a growth on th: It is a tumor or growth on the cervix. It looks like a cauliflower like growth on top of the cervix. It bleeds on touch and a biopsy shows cancer cells. It is not difficult to diagnose for any good doctor especially a gynecologist which is where you should go to get examined for this problem. ...Read more

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Odds of getting cervical cancer if a virgin?

Odds of getting cervical cancer if a virgin?

Almost zero: I'm generally hesitant to use the words "always" or "never" in medicine as nature usually finds exceptions to every rule. But I would say the chance is close to zero as cervical cancer is generally related to specific strains of HPV spread sexually. I do know of one case reported in the literature. However, I'd say you have a better chance of winning the powerball or being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Where is cervical cancer located in your body?

Uterus: It is cancer that develops in the uterine cervix, the lower tip of the uterus that sticks out into the vagina (see the illustration). Usually associated with human papilloma virus infection, so it can be prevented with the HPV vaccine or at least detected early with PAP smears. Not to be confused with endometrial cancer, which happens within the uterus itself. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Probably not: Cervical cancer is associated with particular strains of a virus (hpv) which is usually only transmitted during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cervical cancer hereditary?

I wanted to know is cervical cancer hereditary?

Not to my knowledge: It is mostly associated with smoking and exposure to sexually transmitted viruses like HPV and HIV. Girls should get vaccinated for HPV, women should get their PAPs on time, and everybody should exercise self control and enjoy sex responsibly. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Yes.: Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by infection with human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv can be transmitted sexually via skin to genital contact without necessarily engaging in intercourse. Therefore, women who have never had sex can still acquire hpv which would put them at risk for developing cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Range of none tosome: Early stage cervical cancer tends not to result in symptoms (this is why regular pelvic exams and pap smears are so important) but symptoms can develop as the cancer progresses. These can include vaginal bleeding after intercourse or between periods or after menopause, watery/bloody vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain of cervical cancer jab?

Do you mean jab: As in "jab" of pain? Cervical cancer can cause pain in its own if it invades into or compresses nearby structures. Sometimes the treatment (radiation, chemo, surgery) causes its own pain from inflammation of the tissue. Most of the time, pain is managed with nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) and narcotics like oxycodone or morphine. Sometimes a numbing medicine can be placed (called a "block") by your gyn onc. ...Read more

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I tested positive for cervical cancer, what next?

I tested positive for cervical cancer, what next?

Treatment: Cervical cancer can be treated through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Please see your doctor promptly. You may wish to consult this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient/. ...Read more

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How can I be sure I don t get cervical cancer ever?

How can I be sure I don t get cervical cancer ever?

Vaccination and PAP: You can markedly reduce you risk for cervical cancer, by getting hpv vaccination, limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. ...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)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more