Is cervical cancer really that serious?

Yes. Like any cancer, cervical cancer can be deadly. In late-stage cervical cancer (stage ivb), only approximately 9.3% of women will survive for five years after her diagnosis. Luckily, the utilization of the pap test for screening women for cervical cancer has significantly reduced the amount of women that develop this deadly disease. The hpv shot can prevent some of the major causes of this cancer.
Yes. If treated, 25 to 35% of women who are diagnosed at stage iii and less than 15% diagnosed at stage IV are alive after 5 years. 80-90% diagnosed at stage 1 will still be alive in 5 years. This cancer affects 16 in 100, 000 women worldwide each year and kills about 9 in 100, 000 women worldwide each year.

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Is it possible to have cervical cancer for months without having any severe symptoms?

What did your gyn sa. Say , did you ask the doc who diagnosed the cancer if it is indeed cancer, you can have cervical cancer in situ meaning it is cancer that has not spread and have not symptoms until it starts to invade the underlying tissues that is why as a gyn i try to make sure my pts have annual paps or more often if the pap shows cervical pre- cancer or txment if the pre-cancer is moderate or severe. Read more...
Yea, if early. Cervical cancer is most commonly detected on routine screening pap smear or pelvic exam. If a patient does not see a doctor routinely and does not get pap smears then cervical cancer may become advanced and start to cause symptoms. In such a case once it has become locally advanced patients can experience pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, malodorous discharge, and even rectal pain or blood. Read more...

How long does it take for severe dysplasia to progress to cervical cancer if not all abnormal cells are found and removed?

varies. It could be 5-10 years or it could resolve on its own depending on cause of the dysplasia and risk factors. Work on eliminating risks like smoking, synthetic hormones (oc's), multiple partners. Work on improving immune system with weight loss, organic chemical free diet, exercise, and immune boosting supplements. Read more...

If my biopsy came back with severe dysplasia level 3, does it mean that I have cervical cancer?

May not be. Type iii dysplasia means, 2/3 of the cells of the lining are abnormal.Could be a carcinoma in situ ( means safe , cancer cells are not invading ) only your expert can answer after further tests, need close monitoring and treatment. Read more...
Needs follow-up. For level 3 pap, you need to have a discussion with your doctor for follow-up testing, repeat pap, colposcopic examination and may be biopsy. You may or may not have cervical cancer, but you need to get follow-up testing. Read more...

Can I develop cervical cancer in a year? I had a leep a year ago for severe dysplasia I have my appointment next week... Really scared im 23.

Severe Dysplasia. Linda the reason they took the tissue out is it had the chance of turning into cancer, I'm almost positive that they wanted you to come back in 6 months to get repeat testing, probably a colposcopy. This is because they wanted to make sure everything was ok. So it has been a year now, there is no sense being so scared. You need to get the exam and testing. Chances are it will not be cancer! Read more...

Can I get cervical cancer in within a year of my leep for severe dysplasia?

Probably not. Cervical cancer is rare at your age (23), and LEEP was intended to remove dysplastic pre-cancer tissue, so whatever low risk there was probably is now gone. However, your doctor probably advised follow-up exams and testing to assure there is no recurrence. Follow that advice, or contact the doctor's office if uncertain about it. Also ask about vaccination against HPV to further reduce future risk. Read more...

My friend had 6 chemotherapy sessions for cervical cancer. Why is she having severe pain in her bones?

Ask her oncologist! I am sure her oncologist would be happy to help you in this matter. There can be many reasons for having bone pains, so you will need to provide me a detailed history of what all has been done to her since her diagnosis of cervix cancer. That is why her doctor is the best person to ask your questions. You and her oncologist need to check if pain is due to further spread(progression) of cancer. Read more...
Yes ,some times will. Don't have to have bone metastasis to have bone pains from chemotherapy , some times seen as one of side effects , pain medication, warm compresses and activity will help , speak to the oncologist . Read more...

I have been told that I have moderate to severe lesions of cervical cancer I have had a puncture biopsy and a cone biopsy now my doctor wants to do another cone biopsy should I get a second opinion or stay with the doctor im at?

Stay the course. Hgsil is managed by a cone biopsy, but if the margins are positive, you may need another biopsy. Sometimes this affects the cervical competence (ability to remain closed). Read more...
Ask your Dr. Your doctor probably has the best plan as described. But he should be glad for you to get a second opinion. After all, doctors should really want the best for you, and that includes you having access to other input/insight to get your full understanding and confidence of options. Dr. Beckman. Read more...

Wife has severe cramps in lower abdomen and minor light colored dishcarge that has an odor. Seeing gyno tomorrow. Worried. Bv? Cervical cancer? Cyst?

Infection likely. With pain and odorous discharge, most likely will be an infection which should be able to be treated with antibiotics. Read more...
Stay positive. Several things could cause these symptoms. Your wife is doing the right thing in seeing her ob/gyn, as diagnosing the cause of her symptoms will require an examination and likely some lab tests. If she has tolerated Ibuprofen before, she could consider Ibuprofen to help with the cramping. Read more...