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What is the difference between precancerous conditions and cancer of the cervix?

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 more

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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How are precancerous conditions of the cervix treated?

How are precancerous conditions of the cervix treated?

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 more

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What is the difference between (pre cancer) and (cancer) I've been told I have stage 1 pre cancer of the cervix.?

What is the difference between (pre cancer) and (cancer) I've been told I have stage 1 pre cancer of the cervix.?

Glad you know: Up to 10% of women have grade 1 premalignant cells on Pap smear. If you comply with instructions, you are safe. Please get seen as instructed. I am glad you are appropriately concerned. ...Read more

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What is cancer of the cervix?

What is 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 more

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They found patches on my cervix and took a biopsy. I'm scarred it might b cancer.?

They found patches on my cervix and took a biopsy. I'm scarred it might b cancer.?

Unlikely: At your age cancer is very unlikely. The disorder that your doctor is checking for is cervical inflammation or "dysplasia" which can be serious if not diagnosed early. NOT TO WORRY, sounds like your Doctor has everything "under control"!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the cervix cancer symptoms?

What are the cervix cancer symptoms?

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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What are the chances of 14 year old getting cervix cancer?

What are the chances of 14 year old getting cervix cancer?

Unlikely to HAVE yet: Cancer of the cervix would be very rare at this age, but whenever a young woman becomes sexually active, she may pick up one or more of the cancer-causing strains of hpv especially if she has not been immunized. So she may acquire the risk factor if not the actual cancer. ...Read more

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Is a cyst on your cervix a sign of potential cervix cancer?

No: Cervical cysts (presumably, nabothian cysts) are, generally, part of the benign, physiologic (normal functioning) of the cervix. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old n I have cervix cancer. What are my options?

I'm 20 years old n I have cervix cancer. What are my options?

????????????????: The proper venue for treatment of such a diagnosis is the place where it was made. No internet site can provide detailed input on such an issue. We do not have the history, physical and access to the patient. If you are just pursuing a "what if" question, you should frame it as such. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully cure reccured stage 4a cervix cancer by chemo?

Is it possible to fully cure reccured stage 4a cervix cancer by chemo?

No: Stage 4 malignancy indicated metastatic disease. While chemo can in many instances bring metatstatic cancer under control cure is rare. Since cervix cancer for the most part is squamous Ca there are many agents that can effect the disease including the platinums, Taxol (paclitaxel), high dose Methotrexate and others. Cure is difficult due to presence of malignant stem cells that are refractory. ...Read more

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Why did they leave part of my cervix when it had cancer on it? Why didn't they. Just take all of it?

Why did they leave part of my cervix when it had cancer on it? Why didn't they. Just take all of it?

I'm: Certain they took all of the cervix that had the cancer and left only the good part. It would not be ethical to leave cancer in your body like that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if possibility of cervical cancer would cervix be unusually hard?

No: Cervix cancer begins in the mucosal lining of the cervix as in-situ disease which hope is picked up on pap smear. These changes are microscopic. When the lesion invades basement membrane into musculature of cervix there is an ulcerating lesion that bleeds and can be defined early on by culposcopy. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have thyroid cancer in the cervix thank you?

How can you tell if you have thyroid cancer in the cervix thank you?

Please clarify: It would be extraordinarily unusual for thyroid cancer to spread to the cervix. It is fairly common however for thyroid cancer to go the the cervical lymph nodes. This means the lymph nodes in the neck around the thyroid. These can be checked by the scans done before surgery and possibly with removal of the nodes during the thyroid operation. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and I think I may have cancer in my cervix. I'm really scared to get a Pap test done. What are the systems normally?

I'm 22 and I think I may have cancer in my cervix. I'm really scared to get a Pap test done. What are the systems normally?

PLEASE: PLEASE go get tested! Fear is normal and understandable, but fear NEVER makes problems go away! Do you have a history of HPV? Whatever, go to your gyn and get tested!!! ...Read more

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Can masturbating your cervix cause cervical cancer (or hpv)?

Can masturbating your cervix cause cervical cancer (or hpv)?

No: Sorry someone gave you such horrible information. Someone to say to you that a medically harmless activity like masturbation could cause cervical cancer is despicable. My suggestion is not to ask that person any more medical questions again. ...Read more

Precancerous (Definition)

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


Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more