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If I have cervical dysplasia, could it definitely progress to cancer?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Usually No

Most commonly the dysplasia will resolve on ts own, not, in fact, progress to cancer.
The greater the level of dysplasia (graded i, ii, or iii) the more likely it will progress but even the most advanced dysplasia may not become cancer. Not smoking and taking Folic Acid regularly may help your body to eradicate the dysplasia naturally. But don't avoid seeing the doctor!

In brief: Usually No

Most commonly the dysplasia will resolve on ts own, not, in fact, progress to cancer.
The greater the level of dysplasia (graded i, ii, or iii) the more likely it will progress but even the most advanced dysplasia may not become cancer. Not smoking and taking Folic Acid regularly may help your body to eradicate the dysplasia naturally. But don't avoid seeing the doctor!
Dr. John Kirk
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It definitely could progress to cancer.
Fortunately, it usually doesn't. Nonetheless, because it could, it is imperative that you be followed with repeat paps and biopsies until it goes away or that you be treated to make it go away (and then be followed to make sure it has).

In brief: Yes

It definitely could progress to cancer.
Fortunately, it usually doesn't. Nonetheless, because it could, it is imperative that you be followed with repeat paps and biopsies until it goes away or that you be treated to make it go away (and then be followed to make sure it has).
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