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What tests check for cervical cancer?

A PAP smear. is the classical screening test for cervical cancer. In this test a brushing of cells from the cervix is stained and examined under the microscope. It may pick up abnormalities before they become fully cancerous. A molecular test for the human papilloma virus (HPV) may also be done on cells collected with a PAP smear. It is a very sensitive way to detect the virus that causes the cancer. Read more...

Can I get cervical cancer between my 3 months check ups from HPV? Will it develop in such short time? If so, will o need to shift monthly tests then??

Follow the protocol. Depending on what shows up on your pap smear, you'll be given the length of time that's safe for follow-up. Cancers take time to develop and there are lengths of time that are reasonably safe for waiting. I'm glad that you understand the importance of this and wish you a good outcome. Read more...

Besides papsmear tests, what else can be used to detect cervical cancer?

Biopsy, lab test. A thorough physical exam is essential including pelvic exam, sometimes under anesthesia. Sometimes pap smears are suspicious, then a biopsy is needed. A lab test called a ca-125 can be helpfull but is not always positive. Once a diagnosis is made further tests need to be done before a plan of treatment is set up. Read more...

Can only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or do other tests show them as well?

Cervical biopsy... A pap test is designed to screen for both dysplasia (precancer) and cancer of the cervix. If a patient has an abnormal pap test, then a tissue biopsy of the cervix may be performed. A biopsy will help to further classify the disease process and to confirm the findings of the pap test. Read more...

Do only papsmear tests show cervical cancer, or can other tests show them as well?

Pap is best. Pap smears are the best way to find a small cervix cancer. There are now some additional teatsbthat can be dine with the pap smear sample that can detect infections with high risk hpv. Larger cancers can sometimes be seen or felt on a pelvic examination or on imaging studies. Read more...