What sort of disease is cervical cancer?

End of the vagina. Inside the vagina at the bottom of the uterus is the opening to the uterus called the cervix. Women are at risk for this cancer once sexually active and the reason for recommendation of pap smears to catch abnormal cervix cells. Human papilloma virus increases this risk and is spread between men and women. The stage and age will guide if surgery or radiation is used to cure. Chemo for high stage.
Cancer. Cervial cancer is cervical cells growing completely out of control. The usual treatment is surgical, but may also involve radiation therapy and / or chemotherapy.
Cancer. Cervical cancer is cervical cells growing completely out of control. It is usually treated with surgery, but may require radiation or chemotherapy.

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If your a teenage girl and u got the cervical cancer shot is it guaranteed you wont get the disease?

Has good protection. Vaccines offer good protection against some very bad diseases. Of course, there are no guarantees in life. As the saying goes, the only certainties are "death and taxes". There is generally no reason for a teen girl not to get the human papilloma virus vaccine (gardasil) to protect her against cervical cancer and genital warts. Too many people have the hpv virus, so protection is a good thing. Read more...
No. You will be protected against 4 hpv strains, the 2 that cause cervical cancers and two that cause genital warts. You are still at risk for cervical cancers, but much reduced. Get annual pap smears or ask your gynecologist for the proper timing based on your age and other risk factors. Read more...

What diseases can a pap smear detect? I've heard that a pap can be used as a means for early detection of cervical cancer. Are there any other diseases that it can find?

You . You are correct in that a pap smear is used for early detection of cervical cancer; to be more specific, the pap test can detect cervical changes ranging from atypical cells all the way to cancerous cells. A certain type of pap test called a thin prep can also be used to detect std's such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. In addition, these types of pap tests can detect common vaginal infections such as yeast infections, and BV (bacterial vaginosis). Read more...
Yes. Pap smear can defind cervical cancer including squamous carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, and cell changes which could be precancer changes ( follow up is important). Pap smear can reveal trichomonas vaginalis, herpes virus changes, fungal organisms-candida, can reveal normal and atypical endometrial cells. Metastasis to the cervix could be seen on pap. Read more...

Is pelvic inflammatory disease associated with cervical cancer?

No. The causes are different, but they are associated in the sense that a person with a proclivity of catch pelvic infections could easily catch both causes. Read more...
Only in an. Indirect way. Pid is usually a clinical diagnosis of suspected painful infection in the parametrial (ovary/tubes) treated with antibiotics, presumed association with std equivalents. Cervix cancer is associated with multiple sexual partners, exposure and infection with a viral group called hpv's. Common link to both is sex, perhaps indiscriminate, multiple partners without safe sex. Read more...

Is it true that once affected by cervical cancer due to HPV, the solution is to remove the uterus? Does removing it eliminates the disease too?? Help

Not Necessarily. With regular PAP smear we are able to diagnose Cervical CA at a very early stage. So Local excision , LEEP procedure, Colposcopy are several other options . It depended on how deep is extension of the cancer. Yes, if Hysteractomy is required it eliminates the disease. Uerine and Cervical cancer are very localized cancer, Slow to spread ouside the body of Uterus and surgically treated. Read more...

Positive test of HPV genital. Does removing uterus now eliminates the disease once & for all? I don't want to wait till cervical cancer shows up

See my remark. Genital HPV is treatable! See your gynecologist,if you don"t have one seek advice from your local health dept.Bahrain has good local and foreign doctors. Imagine if we do preventive hysterectomies for all those with HPV ,we'd be very busy doing unnecessary surgeries. Read more...

What complaint do you get most often before woman are diagnosed with cervical cancer? I also wanted to say thank you 2 all of you for what u do! :D

Nothing. Most women are diagnosed by PAP smear or thin prep very early in the course of the cellular changes. Because of this, women have almost no complaints before they are diagnosed. If it has progressed before diagnosis then bleeding after intercourse or pelvic pain can occur. Read more...
Usually none. Women that are sexually actively should be regularly screened for cervical cancer with a Pap Smear. It is finding early stages of cervical cancer that is most helpful for women. They are usually asymptomatic in early stages. Read more...