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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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Would a CT contrast scan and x-ray (which was done before I had an appendectomy) have shown if I had cervical cancer?

Would a CT contrast scan and x-ray (which was done before I had an appendectomy) have shown if I had cervical cancer?

Probably not: Ct scan would only show cancer if there were a large mass. To check for cervical cancer, you need to see a gynecologist. They will probably start with a Pap smear and a good exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How is staging of cervical cancer determined?

How is staging of cervical cancer determined?

See below: After a diagnosis of cervical cancer, a number of testing modalities are used to assess as to how far the cancer has spread. See this site for details. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient/page2. ...Read more

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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

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I have a check up to see if I have cervical cancer.If it was bad would the doc have felt it in my pap exam or would a CT show ?Bleeding after sex to

I have a check up to see if I have cervical cancer.If it was bad would the doc have felt it in my pap exam or would a CT show ?Bleeding  after sex to

Cervical Cancer?: It is very rare that a physician can see that the cervix is cancerous during the pelvic exam. The skin that is collected with the pap smear is what is diagnostic. The goal with pap smears is to catch changes in the cervix that can predict risk of cancer before you get cancer. That is why it is so important to have these on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Gyne consult: Cervical thickening associated with enlarged pelvic nodes and weight loss requires a thorough exam by a gynecologist. Causation is varied from inflammatory to malignancy conditions of the cervix or lower uterine segment. Pls. Do not delay seeking gynecologist consult. ...Read more

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Can sex before 18 cause cervical cancer?

Can sex before 18 cause cervical cancer?

Possibly: Cervical cancer is typically caused by a viral infection by the human papilloma virus. Increased numbers of sexual partners increases your risk of getting an hpv infection. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Yes: Cervical cancer is strongly linked to human papilloma virus (hpv) infection. This infection is acquired during sexual contact with a person already infected. Teens can have hpv, and cervical cancer can be a result. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer more then once ?

CANCER CAN RECUR: Like any cancer, cervical cancer can recur in same place (local recurrence) or 'pop up' in a distant place (metastatic recurrence). Therefore close surveillance is recommended for cervical cancer with frequent pap smears/exams/scans. If the cervix has been totally removed then local recurrence is less likely but still possible. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I will get cervical cancer?

How can I tell if I will get cervical cancer?

See a doctor: There is no test that will tell if you will get cervical cancer. Pap smears should be done annually. Hpv infection or certain abnormalities on pap smear increase the risk for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to develop cervical cancer?

Who is most likely to develop cervical cancer?

Those with HPV: Women with hpv have the greatest cervical cancer risk. The body is capable of clearing hpv over time. 80% of women who contract hpv will clear it within one year. 90% will have cleared hpv within 3 years. About 10% of women will require more than 3 years to clear the virus - or they never clear it. They are at greatest risk for complications due to hpv, including cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible tong women get cervical cancer?

Is it possible tong women get cervical cancer?

Yes.: Most cases of invasive cervical cancer happen to women over 30 years of age, but in some instances, invasive cervical cancer can happen at younger ages. If a woman is exposed to a high risk strain of hpv at a young age (through sexual activity) and if her immune system is not successful at clearing the virus, then she could possibly develop cancer in her twenties. A pap test is good prevention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing cervical cancer?

Can you tell me about experiencing cervical cancer?

Symtoms of cx ca: Usually there is vaginal bleeding or discharge. Get a Pap and pelvic please if you re concerned. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of cervical cancer u can get?

What are some symptoms of cervical cancer u can get?

Variable: In early stage- usually asymptomatic. Common symptoms may include postcoital bleeding, irregular or heavy vaginal bleeding. Vaginal discharge can present-however this is nonspecific. In advanced stage- pelvic pain radiating to the legs, bowel or urinary problem from obstruction/mass pressure-like constipation, problem urinating/renal failure, vaginal passage or urine/stool , etc-can happen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the youngest age to get cervical cancer at?

Twenties...: Many factors are important at determining if someone may experience cervical cancer. Nearly all cervix cancers are caused by hpv. The duration of infection and specific strain of virus are important. Nutrition and the immune status of the patient are also important. Smokers have a higher risk. I know of a 24 year old woman with invasive cervical cancer. If you are worried, get a pap test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I use for my cervical cancer essay title?

Can you tell me what could I use for my cervical cancer essay title?

How about:: "with prevention, protection and common sense, nobody should die of this". ...Read more

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Are there any sub-topics i can use for an essay about cervical cancer?

As many as you like.: Just like for any cancer, one needs to describe the epidemiology, etiology(causes), stages of cancer, staging methods, treatment options and outcomes of treatment (survival / prognosis). ...Read more

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I'm most worried about cervical cancer. What exactly are the symptoms?

Bleeding & discharge: 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 intercourse see a doctor if you have symptoms. ...Read more

Staging (Definition)

Many diseases have specific treatments based on their severity. A disease can have certain criteria to determine their severity and applying this criteria to determine how advanced the disease state is called staging. Most commonly this is applied to cancer, and be determining how far the cancer has spread locally and/or to distant sites a stage of cancer can be ...Read more


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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more