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What are the risks of living with cervical cancer without getting treatment?

What are the risks of living with cervical cancer without getting treatment?

Progression: Without treatment there is a risk that the cancer progresses and can grow to a point where it is no longer curable and or may cause you symptoms that are difficult to manage. Receiving treatment at the earliest time possible is highly recommended. ...Read more

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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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What are the risks that I will develop cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: This depends on your genes, your lifestyle, how many sexual partners you have had and whether or not you have unprotected sex. A vaccine is available that can give some woman protection against some vaccines implicated in causing cervical caner. Your rish rises dramatically if you are having frequent unprotected sex. ...Read more

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What are the risks of cervical cancer without treatmentt?

What are the risks of cervical cancer without treatmentt?

Death: Early stages cervical cancer are detectable, treatable and curable. If untreated they are not expected to survive. ...Read more

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How can I convince someone to get treatment for cervical cancer?

How can I convince someone to get treatment for cervical cancer?

See below: Discuss the goals, risks and benefits of treatment. In the end, the patient has the final decision. ...Read more

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Apart from cervical cancer can pap smear pick up herpes.....How do u get it. What is treatment for it......I am married.

Apart from cervical cancer can pap smear pick up herpes.....How do u get it. What is treatment for it......I am married.

Herpes: There are two types of herpes, type one (usually infected by family members in childhood and mostly in the peri-oral area) and type two (was known as 'genital' herpes and is found somewhere between the belly button and the thighs). There is no herpes test with the pap smear. One has to have a blood test to determine if one has been infected with herpes. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer treated? What are the common treatments for cervical cancer? Will I have to get a hysterectomy?

How is cervical cancer treated? What are the common treatments for cervical cancer? Will I have to get a hysterectomy?

Depends on Stage: It depends on stage. Generally early stage is treated with surgery (radical hysterectomy) +/- chemotherapy and radiation therapy. More advanced stages are generally treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy without surgery. ...Read more

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Does treatment for cervical cancer hurt?

No,it should not: Cervical cancer is often treated with radiotherapy which is a painless procedure. Surgery is occasionally used. Even that may be painless if it is internal but some postop pain can be felt for few days if it is a major surgery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cervical cancer?

What is the treatment for cervical cancer?

Depends on stage: Treatment for cervical cancer depends on the extent of the disease (stage). For earlier stages surgery alone can be used with some indications for radiation and or chemotherapy afterwards. In cases that are not early combined chemotherapy and radiation are typically used. ...Read more

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Cervical cancer treatment: how many are they?

Cervical cancer treatment: how many are they?

Cervical ca Rx: The 3 mainstays of Rx for cervical cancer: Surgery, Radiation Oncology and Chemotherapy. Some ladies only need surgery while others need all three treatment modalities. ...Read more

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What should be known about cervical cancer treatment?

What should be known about cervical cancer treatment?

Get diagnosis/stage: The first thing is to get a histologic diagnosis about the grade followed by a full evaluation for staging of the disease as your very first step. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if my cervical cancer has not gone after treatment?

Could you tell me what happens if my cervical cancer has not gone after treatment?

Depends: If it is not completely gone them choices include surgery or a change of chemotherapy. I assume radiation was used already and if not then radiation can be used, but only once. Surgery can be a major procedure but a good choice if the cancer is completely localized to one place, if not then chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Where in the u.S. Is the center with best cures in cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more

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What check-ups should a woman have after treatment for cervical cancer?

What check-ups should a woman have after treatment for cervical cancer?

Cervix: Get a gyn oncologyst to see you and establish a follow up schedule. The surveillance lasts many years after procedure and requires earlier more visits. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a loop diathermy treatment for cervical cancer?

Please answer me. Is a loop diathermy treatment for cervical cancer?

Used For precancer: Carcinoma in situ or CIN is a precancerous condition which can be diagnosed with a PAP smear. If it is Grade-3 then loop diathermy can be useful to eliminate it before it becomes cancerous. ...Read more

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I have a question let me know uterine cervical cancer 1, 2, 3, 4 stage treatment ?

I have a question
let me know uterine cervical cancer 1, 2, 3, 4 stage treatment ?

Depends: Uterine cancer: stage i surgery plus or minus chemo, same with ii though may add radiation, iii- surgery and chemotherapy and radiaton, IV - chemotherapy, radiation is for symptoms control only; cervical cancer-stage i surgery, stage ii - surgery plus or minus chemotherapy/radiation, stage iii - same as ii, IV - chemo only. Pathology important in treatment decisions as well.Not an easy answer. Ask. ...Read more

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Can the treatment for cervical cancer always include chemo or radiation?

Can the treatment for cervical cancer always include chemo or radiation?

Not always: Most very early cervical cancer can be treated with surgery and avoid both chemotherapy and radiation. More advanced cervical cancer is treated with combination chemotherapy/radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Just got mri results after treatment for cervical cancer. It' is satisfactory. What does that mean.

Just got mri results after treatment for cervical cancer.  It' is satisfactory.  What does that mean.

Your doctor can addr: Your reports are expected to be seen and explained to you by your doctor who ordered the test. Usually if a report is satisfactory, it implies tht a there is nothing obviously wrong found. So it would mean that there is no tumor visible in your MRI ...Read more

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My mom has cervical cancer it is stage two i want to know whether is it cureable and what is the treatment to be performed?

My mom has cervical cancer it is stage two i want to know whether is it cureable and what is the treatment to be performed?

Cervix Cancer: Is stage i when confined to the cervix, iia cervix and vagina; iib cervix and parametrial extension without extension, hydroureter. Quite curable with chemotherapy and radiation, external beam and endocavitary brachytherapy. ...Read more

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How is HPV harmful to men? For women it's cervical cancer. What about men? Does it cause cancer to them too? If so, what's the treatment to them?

 How is HPV harmful to men? For women it's cervical cancer. What about men? Does it cause cancer to them too? If so, what's the treatment to them?

2 Common Cancers: HPV has been associated with cancer of the penis. It is also the third major factor (after tobacco use & alcohol use) for oral cancer in men & women. When combined with tobacco and/or alcohol use & abuse, those with HPV have a much poorer outcome from treatment for oral cancer ...Read more

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How long does it take to die from either uterine or cervical cancer or both receiving no treatment whatsoever?

How long does it take to die from either uterine or cervical cancer or both receiving no treatment whatsoever?

Why left untreated?: Cervical ca is one of the cancer that can be prevented and caught early with papsmear screening. Both cervical and uterine cancer can be cured if caught early when left untreated , they will grow locally to adjacent organs causing colon obstruction, fistula of vagina- bladder- colon; kidney failure, pain, etc as well as spreading to other organ. It'll be a few yrs of slow&painful process to die. ...Read more

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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