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What Is The Difference Between Precancerous Conditions And Cancer Of The Cervix
Great difference: The precancerous conditions which are believed to lead to cancer cannot spread beyond the superficial layer of the cervix. None of these precancerous conditions leads to cancer 100% of the time, but the worse they are, and the older the patient is, the more likely it is that cancer will develop. The point of pap smears is to detect the precancerous conditions so they can be removed. ...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
Several ways: It is important to realize that not all precancerous conditions of the cervix require specific treatment. The immune system of young people can clear the lesion and it can be monitors to assure this happening. If treatment is necessary, there are several methods of removal, including laser, leep conization, and cryotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between ( pre cancer ) and (cancer ) I've been told I have stage 1 pre cancer of the cervix . ?
The cervix is: Part of the uterus (womb) that exits the abdomina cavity into the upper vagina. It is exposed to the world of things that you allow to enter you vagina, and all of the exposures it has. Current belief is that most cacx is caused by 2 strans of a virus, hpv. A new vaccine can prevent acquisition and cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had cancer of the cervix, and the radiation treatment threw me into early menopause. Is there a natural alternative to hormones?
I have been having irregular bleeding (between periods and after intercourse), painful intercourse, foul watery discharge and cervix bleeds when touched for more than 2 years, haven't had a pap smear in 6 and a half years. Could it be cervical cancer?
Yes, must be checked: Women who are sexually active cannot go 6 years between Pap smears and Gyn exams. Nor can they wait 2 years while having foul vaginal discharge. Cancer is a possibility, and the most serious one. A doctor's evaluation is needed this week. That means not waiting until next week. Friends and family members should be able to help, if financial or transportation help is needed. ...Read more
How long can people with untreated cervix cancer live?(p.S can you give me the ans in the numbers of years?)
Depends on stage? : Could be from few months to a few years to many many years - if it is caught in a very early stage and is completely cured. All depend on the stage . Early stage can be cured. It is very important to have regular screening pap smear as recommended by your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What did the person: Who found the abnormal cells say ? Did you ask that person to explain your findings? You can have cervical pre- cancer which is called dysplasia , there are numerous articlesonline that u can read about it but call you doctor as your doc should explain exactly what you have and what you are supposed to do for followup or treatment depending on exactly what you have, also could be chronic cer. ...Read more
Bleeding and pain.: 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. ...Read more
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