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What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

See below.: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This can occur in the cervical spine (neck). There are many types of cancer which can originate in the spine. However, most commonly, the abnormal cells originate outside the spine and then travel via blood vessels to other areas of the body including the spine. This is called metastasis. ...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 exactly is cervical spondylitis?

What exactly is cervical spondylitis?

Inflamation: Spondylitis means inflamation and spondylosis the most common codition indicates degenerative changes of the cervical spine(facet joints, degenerated intervertebral disc, bone spurs, narrowing of the foramina and spinal stenosis)they are several forms from very little involment to severe degree. ...Read more

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What is this cervical dysplasia?

Precancerous cells: These are abnormal cells in the cervix that have a potential to turn into cancer but are not yet a cancer. ...Read more

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What is cervical dysplasia?

What is cervical dysplasia?

Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment. ...Read more

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What is cervical kyphosis?

Kyphosis: cervical kyphosis is an abnormal alignment of the spine with the neck tending to pitch forward. this can cause pain or even neurologic symptoms with pinching of the spinal cord or nerve roots. ...Read more

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What is cervical endometriosis?

On the Cervix: Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that is supposed to line the inside of the uterus starts growing outside the uterus. It has been found on the ovaries and tubes, the appendix and even in the lungs. Cervical endometriosis is where it is found growing on the cervix. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is survical spondylitis?

What is survical  spondylitis?

Cervical spondylitis: Spondylitis is inflammation of the spine, so cervical spondylitis is swelling or inflammation of the spine in the neck, from the first through the 7th cervical vertebra (C1-C7). This is also often called spondyloarthritis, because the inflammation is in the joints of the spine. More common is cervical spondylosis, which is degenerative arthritis changes that commonly occur with aging. ...Read more

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What is the cervical cancer recovery like?

What is the cervical cancer recovery like?

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 more

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What sort of disease is cervical cancer?

What sort of disease is cervical cancer?

End of the vagina: Inside the vagina at the bottom of the uterus is the opening to the uterus called the cervix. Women are at risk for this cancer once sexually active and the reason for recommendation of pap smears to catch abnormal cervix cells. Human papilloma virus increases this risk and is spread between men and women. The stage and age will guide if surgery or radiation is used to cure. Chemo for high stage. ...Read more

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What is cervical leukoplakia?

Cervical leukoplakia: is a condition in which thick, white patches form on the cervix. It should be always biopsied to rule out high-grade CIN or malignancy. ...Read more

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What is a cervical cancer screening?

PAP smear: The most reliable screen for cervical cancer is a physical examination by your gynecologist accompanied by a gentle scraping of the cervix to remove cells which are analyzed microscopically in the lab for signs of cancerous or precancerous changes. Pap smears have been proven to lower a woman's risk of dying from cervical cancer if performed regularly after becoming sexually active. ...Read more

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Cervical myelopathy. What is it?

Cervical myelopathy. What is it?

Cord dysfunctional : The spinal cord malfunctions and there are multiple reasons including cord compression from things compressing it, expanding it or even stretching it or conditions that cause changes within the cord itself like irradiation. ...Read more

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What exactly does cervical cancer look like?

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

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What is cervical dystonia?

What is cervical dystonia?

Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles.The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax).We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs.It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

Narrowing: Stenosis is a condition where the tube inside the spine, the canal, is narrowed and potentially pinching on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. It can cause pain, weakness or numbness. It can be a problem from birth (congenital) or due to aging, injury or disease. ...Read more

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What is a cervical biopsy?

Biopsy: A biopsy of the cervix requires that a small portion of the uterine cervix is sampled, usually with the help of an instrument called a colposcope. The biopsy is then sent to a pathologists who will look at the tissue through the microscope and report on what they see. ...Read more

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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...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