How fast can an abnormal pap transform into cervical cancer, how long does one typically have before this happens?
Depends-"abnormal" There is a wide range of abnormal pap smear results. Some tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. Since "abnormal" can mean so many things, the time to turn into cancer will vary.
Depends on degree. Abnormal pap smears may have mild, moderate or severe atypical cells. If mild, about 62% will go away, 22% will persist & 16% become more severe. If the cells are severe and remain so after biopsy & treatment the risk of cervical cancer is 25 times higher. It may take 5 years it more to progress to cancer so extended follow up with your doctor is suggested.
Elevated calcium in blood? I'm worried because I had a recent abnormal pap (normal one in 2012) can cervical cancer progress that quickly?
6 years ago I had an abnormal pap but didn't follow what are my chances that I could have cervical cancer now?
See doctor. now for a repeat pap, Read more...
Had abnormal pap 4 yrs ago. Havent been to doctor since. How can I tell if I may have cervical cancer?
See a doctor. Early cancer of the cervix, like many other cancers, may not have any symptoms. It is imperative that you see a doctor for an examination and a repeat PAP or even a biopsy depending on the findings. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...