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Pet Cervical Cancer Diagnosis
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a possible diagnosis of cervical cancer and am starting on birth control for the first time. At how much risk am I?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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