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What tests check for cervical cancer?

What tests check for cervical cancer?

A PAP smear: is the classical screening test for cervical cancer. In this test a brushing of cells from the cervix is stained and examined under the microscope. It may pick up abnormalities before they become fully cancerous. A molecular test for the human papilloma virus (HPV) may also be done on cells collected with a PAP smear. It is a very sensitive way to detect the virus that causes the cancer. ...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


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Having persistent neck pain and headache for 6 months now. Negative results of brain & cervical mri and emg ncv. Possibility of colon cancer?

Having persistent neck pain and headache for 6 months now. Negative results of brain & cervical mri and emg ncv.  Possibility of colon cancer?

Unrelated : Metastasis from colon cancer would have shown up on the MRI. I would ask your doctor if you have muscular neck pain that is also felt in the muscles of the head or if you have a chronic headache that seems to radiate down into the neck. You cannot have both. The two are treated differently. ...Read more

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Had CT scan of abdomen and spine for rib pain, does this check lungs?

Had CT scan of abdomen and spine for rib pain, does this check lungs?

No: It shows a small amount of the lower part of the lungs, but not the top 4/5 ths. ...Read more

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I have unexplained shoulder, arm, and neck pain. Done 4 mri's, emg, and x-rays; all neg for causes. Done pt, cortisone/cervical epidural. Help?

I have unexplained shoulder, arm, and neck pain. Done 4 mri's, emg, and x-rays; all neg for causes. Done pt, cortisone/cervical epidural. Help?

Agree with Rheum App: Could be a pain syndrome like fibromyalgia or a complex regional pain syndrome. A good rheumatologic exam is important. Certain medications that are directed to this type of pain may be the solution for you as long as there are no other mechanical reasons for pain, like arthritis. ...Read more

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How come slightly enlarged deep cervical nodes in neck for months show no specific finding after tests (including biopsy)?

How come slightly enlarged deep cervical nodes in neck for months show no specific finding after tests (including biopsy)?

Normal: Because they are just healthy normal lymph tissue doing their job. Nodes are signs of immune health in almost all cases. ...Read more

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How accurate are chest xrays for finding lung cancer?

How accurate are chest xrays for finding lung cancer?

Not very: Chest xrays are not regarded as good lung cancer screening tools. Ct-scan, while imperfect, is currently the best demonstrated screening tool for lung cancer. A proper protocol chest ct will use about the same radiation as a mammogram. http://goo.gl/b69an. ...Read more

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Back pain for 7+ years. Xray CT scan and tests for myloma, sclerosis, arthritis are clear. What should I ask to be tested for next? Also MRI booked.

Back pain for 7+ years. Xray CT scan and tests for myloma, sclerosis, arthritis are clear. What should I ask to be tested for next? Also MRI booked.

Muscular?: If x-rays, ct and MRI are negative you must think muscular i don't know but with negative studies i'd concentrate. On pt with exercises for strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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What other tests could be done after urine stool tets, blood tests ultrasound with 2 CT scans and upper endoscopy for abdomen and pelvis pain?

What other tests could be done after urine stool tets, blood tests ultrasound with 2 CT scans and upper endoscopy for abdomen and pelvis pain?

It depends: At time it is difficult to elucidate the cause of pain. It sounds as if you have had multiple tests performed with no answer? It is best to speak with your physician about any further testing. If he/she can`t seem to find a cause i always tell my patients to consider speaking with another doctor for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Had CT scan of abdomen and spine for rib pain, did this check lungs too?

Had CT scan of abdomen and spine for rib pain, did this check lungs too?

Lungs: Ct abdomen will include the lower lungs and a ct thoracic spine (depending on the technique used) may include a portion of or the entire lungs fields. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Left/upper rib cage pain for 6 weeks, rib cage sticks out. Any ideas? Docs say posture/anxiety related. Blood test shows low platlet count. X-ray soon

X-rays is the answer: If there is swelling and pain, x-rays is the best way to check if there is underlying bone tumor. In that case both symptoms will be increasing progressively. ...Read more

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8years ago I did ct scan for head 5years Xray for kidney 2months panoramic Xray for teeth 2week Xray of spine 2days mri of spine Can this cause cancer?

8years ago I did ct scan for head
5years Xray for kidney
2months panoramic Xray for teeth
2week Xray of spine
2days mri of spine
Can this cause cancer?

No: All x-ray exposure is cumulative, but doses are minimized as much as possible. your Panoramic x-ray, for example, is less radiation than you would receive spending a day in the mountains, or two on the beach. If you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your General Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any quick tests to screen for cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer?

Are there any quick tests to screen for cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer?

Yes and no: Cervix: pap smear with hpv testing is a quick but robust test for cervical cancer.Tests for ovary & uterus are less robust but include exam by a doc, blood test and ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Thorax röntgen negative for Tuberculosis. Two months irregular left chest pain radiating to back. ECG, Holter normal. Which tests should be used - TB?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that the chest pain you describe is owing to pulmonary tuberculosis. Get a mantoux (skin test) for tuberculosis. If it is negative, you do not have TB especially given your normal chest X-ray. Where you exposed to someone with active TB? If you were you need to work with your doctor and public health to make sure everyone is covered. ...Read more

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What is the best imaging test to rule out lumbar spine metastasis for breast cancer ?

What is the best imaging test to rule out lumbar spine metastasis for breast cancer ?

Bone scan or PET: A bone scan would be a good method to look for spinal mets from breast cancer. A pet scan would be another option, which would show areas of uptake even in non-bone tissue. Good luck. ...Read more

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A mid back MRI ordered for history of 8 mo abdominal pain, right flank pain, 3 CT scans neg. How likely is it that the abd pain is spinal related?

A mid back MRI ordered for history of  8 mo abdominal pain, right flank pain, 3 CT scans neg. How likely is it that the abd pain is spinal related?

Not very much: Depending on the severity of pain further investigation could be needed. Was the CT done per kidney stone protocol? A CT angiogram could help to exclude vascular problems. ...Read more

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Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present. Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side. Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago. Any other tests tests would be helpful?

Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present.  Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side.  Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago.  Any other tests tests would be helpful?

Probably normal: Small lymph nodes (like pea-size) are normal. Most likely it was inflamed and maybe now scarred from some distant past infection. Probably unlreated to your pain problem. Check with your doctor if you remain concerned -- but if she reassures you all is well, then no more tests or exams will be necessary. ...Read more

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If you tested positive for mage4 on a early cdt lung blood test and have +ana 1:640 and elevated sed. Clear chest CT and MRI spine ok. Cancer?

If you tested positive for mage4 on a early cdt lung blood test and have +ana 1:640 and elevated sed. Clear chest CT and MRI spine ok. Cancer?

Check with your doc: Mage4 on a early cdt lung blood test was ordered by a doc, although you do not seem to be a high risk patient and you probably do not smoke 3 packs daily. Therefore the test was not necessary and now we have false positive result. You may have some form of lupus, or sle, or something else. I highly doubt that you have cancer. However, check with your doc to be safe. Ask why the test was necessary. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Cervical dysplasia?

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What are the tests for Cervical dysplasia?

Cervical Dysplasia: Tests for Cervical Dysplasia include serveral - starting with the PAP test, which is cytology (cells) from the cervix. If this or the High Risk Human Papilloma Virus test is positive, colposcopy (microscopic exam) is done and biopies are taken (small tissue samples). This allows for detection of Uterine Cervical Dysplasia. Treatment is another topic entirely. ...Read more