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What Is An Abornomal Pap Smear With Precancerous Cells
A warning: Women with cells that have certain abnormal appearances are much more likely to develop cancer of the cervix or nearby structures. If the area with the cells can be found and removed before it turns cancerous, a life has likely been saved. Before pap smears, cancer of the cervix was a horribly common scourge of young women, as it still is in the poor nations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A precancerous condition (or premalignant condition) is a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to cancer. Premalignant lesion is a morphologically altered tissue in which cancer is more likely to occur than ...Read more
Local approach: Precancerous cells from a Pap represent transforming cells of the cervical and endocervical canal. By definition they have not yet invaded the muscular layers of the cervix but are contained within the basement membrane that cordons off the smooth muscle layers of the cervix from the lining layers. At this time cryosurgery can be employed or a more aggressive cone cut from the cervical os. ...Read more
I had a abnormal pre cancerous cells pap smear last year and was told to do a follow up but I have yet to find a doctor who will what should I do?
See below: If you do not have a doctor, you may try to get help from your local Planned Parenthood; they help with women's health issues, not just abortions. You may also try you city county department of health. While you are at it, get HPV vaccine. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a pap smear.My dr said I have pre-cancerous cells they found on my cervix. I am 30 years old. 3 kids by c-secton. What does this mean?
Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After having a pap smear i was told i had abnormal cells. Can anyone explain this to me in more detail?
ASCUS: Abnormal cells in pap smears = atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ascus). This means that there are some "funny looking" cells that are not otherwise classifiable. Usually your doctor will recommend some sort of follow up including a repeat pap smear and/or colposcopy if this particular finding keeps recurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A number of things: Atypical cells of undetermined significance (ascus) can represent a precancerous condition or may be associated with a variety of benign entities. The diagnosis must be interpreted in relation to other factors, such as the results of hpv testing, if performed. As such, the diagnosis of ascus "pigeon-holes" you into a defined follow up schedule that should be adhered to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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