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Should a nonsexually active woman of 26 wait to have a smear test done until she's sexually active? How high is her risk of cervical cancer at present
Low risk but possibl: In the US, the first formal pelvic exam and surveillance is recommended within the first year of sexual activity or by age 21. Further exams would be determined by the results of your initial exam and the preference of your physician. The risk of cervical cancer is low at 26 but does occur and the salvage rate for advanced stages is less than early disease. ...Read more
What are common symptoms of cervical cancer and how quickly can it spread? I know sexual discomfort can be a symptom, but what exactly does that mean?
Irregular vaginal bl: Vaginal bleeding other times than the monthly period is an early symptom of cervix cancer. Pain or discomfort are not early symptoms. But cervix caner is relatively slow growing and easy to detect if you are alert to any new vaginal symptoms especially unexpected bleeding or vaginal discharge. Bleeding after sexual intercourse can be a ealy clue. ...Read more
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How fast can cervical cancer be diagnosed? Currently sexually inactive but had few times of oral sex 4 months ago.
Low: While the chances of dysplasia are low when you have only have a single sexual partner, your partner may not have only have a single partner, and therefore could infect you with hpv, the most common cause of cervical cancer. Do a pap smear and you will know if you are at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So torn on this. My teen is not sexually active, should I still get her the cervical cancer shot?
Please do !: I am aware of the political and religious issues.In my opinion as a cancer doctor, go ahead and give her th 3 shots. If even she remains sexually pure till marriage, her husband might carry the virus and infect her. Up to 30% of throat cancer is caused by the virus and strains which are transmitted by oral sex. President clinton was naive and wrong when he said he did not have sex with this woman. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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