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What Do You Know About Cervical Cancer?

Postby jonni » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:59 am

a person really close to me has this and I would like to see what you know about it....i have already done some research myself.
Please anything is useful, and please no sarcastic answers, this is really important to me.
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What Do You Know About Cervical Cancer?

Postby Donovan » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:01 am

It's hard to answer your question because there is SO MUCH information out there and the information depends so much on the stage of her cancer.

There are different types of cervical cancer.
The most common is called carcinoma and involves the squamous (skin) cells of the cervix.
The second most common type is called adenocarcinoma which involves glandular cells.
Both of these types of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, which is a very common infection most women will have at some point in their lives.

Cervical cancer is one of the best cancer honestly if you are going to get one.
It is typically very slow moving.
And with regular pap smears, it can be caught early.
Usually in the precancer stage!

If the cancer has become invasive, it is sometimes treated with surgery only.
In fact, if it is very early, there is a fertility-sparing option available called a trachelectomy that removes the cervix and leave the rest of the uterus.
If the cancer has spread it is usually treated with radiation and a mild type of chemo that basically just helps the radiation along.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.
I had cervical cancer.
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Postby Wal » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:05 am

It is very slow growing, can be squamous cell or

adenocarcinoma. Is treated generally with radiation. Or radiation, surgery and chemo, depending on the stage and size. I have a 5cm, considered quite large, tumor on the top side of my cervix that was never detected in a pap smear. Not staged yet, but I am up for radiation, surgery (radical hysterectomy and colorectal resection, as the tumor penetrated the wall of my rectum) and then chemo. Diagnosed a week ago. If you can be more specific, maybe I can offer more info.
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