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What Exactly Does Cervical Cancer Looks Like
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
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
Protection: This vaccine helps protect you against strains of a virus known to cause cancer many years after exposure & a type of wart that can produce cauliflower like small to giant bumps on your genitals.It is only helpful if completed months before exposure to the germ, which is often passed during sex. The shot does not protect against other std's or other types of warts. ...Read more
Uterine cervix: Cervical cancer is cancer of the uterine cervix, which is the lowest part of the uterus and connects the uterus to the upper vagina. Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by the human papillomavirus, thouch age of cervical cancer is frequently many years following age of viral infection. ...Read more
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
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
My mum finished her radiotherapy sessions for stage three cervical cancer and looks healthy. Is there any further test that can be done to her?
Would Dr be able to see cervical cancer when examining cervix? (saw Dr due to bleeding after sex and she did internal examination said looks healthy)
Yes, It is visible: Cancer of the cervix produces a growth on the surface of the cervix, so nearly all cervix cancers are visible to the eye. if the cervix looked healthy to your doctor, then there is no obvious Cancer there. A Pap smear must have been done, so follow up on that report which can reveal the pre-cancerous condition called in- situ cancer, which is something not considered cancerous. ...Read more
Had some bleeding after sex twice. Pap test one year ago normal. Dr examined my cervix, said it looks healthy,but could I have cervical cancer?
No: The odds of you have occult or undetected cervical cancer is very low if no lesions were identified on exam or on pap smear. Maybe you are having sex that causes trauma due to force or discordance in genital sizes? Are you adequately lubricated? Lack of lubrication can also cause spotting/bleeding Best wishes Dr M ...Read more
Treatment or screen?: Cervical cancer can be screened for or prevented by using Pap smears and HPV testing. There is also a vaccine. If you have been diagnosed with it, the treatment depends on how large it is or if it has spread. This may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. An opinion with a gynecologic oncologist is best. If it is cervical PRE-cancer, then treatments may be more limited and less invasive. ...Read more
Depends on treatment: It depends on what treatment is chosen by you and your gyn oncologist. Really there are only two options-- surgery or radiation which often is accompanied with chemotherapy to make the radiation work better. The choice between surgery or radiation depends on your clinical stage of cancer (all cancers are by convention categorized into stages 1 through 4) and your wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can not see: From outside of your body you can not see it or nobody else can see it. ...Read more
Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer has a number of risk factors. The risk factors all are linked to an increase chance of having hpv. The risk factors include: smoking, sex before 18, 2 or more lifetime sex partners, partner with 2 or more sex partners, IV drug use, low socioeconomic status. Anyone can get cervical cancer but people with these risk factors are at increased risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection with HPV: Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. ...Read more
HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cervical Cancer: Review literature: in the US over 12,000 new invasive cervical cancers and about 4000 cancer related death happened each year. With HPV vaccination this number expected to decrease more. In developing countries, especially in Africa the prevalence of invasive cervical and the death rate is much higher. In Africa it is still number one cause of cancer related death for women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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