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What Cells Are Affected By Cervical Cancer

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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have just been told that I have the following type of skin cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I have been positive since 1989 and my counts are good at this time. I would like to hear from anyone out there who has had the same cancer and how they are... Read more »

Can an underlying disease affect test results?

Posted by Anonymous
If you had an underlying disease like cancer and didnt know it could it affect pcr and anitbody test? Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »
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Abnormal papsmear and cervical cancer. I am soooooooooo scared

Hello. I am a very scared woman, and I hope you can help me. Last November I met a man and we engaged in oral sex both ways, but he did not ejaculate in my mouth. I thought nothing of it, but 5 weeks later I was very sick with the flu, and just...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Abnormal PAP smears are very common. PAP smears are nothing more than an early warning system that further evaluation is necessary. It was much more frightful a long time ago when there were no PAP smears and women didn't find out about... Read more »

Cervical Cancer

Knowing there are many unknowns with progression of cervical cencer in HIV+ females, what would your opinion be on the timeframe in development cancerous cells causing more serious stages of cancer after once having clear margins after surgery? I...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Cervical cancer is associated with a virus (HPV) which causes dyplasia and can cause progression to invasive cancer, usually over several years. The rate of progression to cervical cancer is related to many variables. The most significant variable... Read more »

Worried about cervical cancer

In February, I had a coposcopy & biopsy done & my doctor found that I had acute HPV on my cervix. I then had a repeat coposcopy & biopsy done in April. At that time, my OB found pre-cancerous cells. She had originally scheduled me to...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Waiting a month to get your loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) done will not put you at significantly higher risk of developing cervical cancer. No one really knows the exact time frame. It also depends on the type of abnormal cells that... Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular should the results of pap tests after a leep procedure be interpreted differently for HIV + than HIV - patients. i have had a leep and then a pap 3...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi, I am going to answer your question the best I can. I will also refer you to Dr Sullivan on the expert panel to get his advise in women' health issues. I have attached an article about cervical cancer and its causes for you to read-I know... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Suppression of Viral Load and Sustained CD4 Cell Increase Reduce Risk of Cervical HPV Infection for HIV-Positive Women

Women infected with HIV also have high rates of infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Researchers in Brussels, Belgium, have proved that an undetectable viral load and sustained immune... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Increases the Risk of Several Cancers After Starting HIV Therapy

Researchers investigated the incidence and timing of cancer diagnoses among patients who began triple-drug antiretroviral therapy (ART) between 1996 and 2011. The researchers reviewed the records of approximately 11,500 persons, examined trends in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Drug Could Prevent "Cervical Cancer by Killing Off Virus That Causes Disease"

The HIV drug lopinavir is selectively toxic to human papillomavirus-positive cervical cells, a new study suggests. About 3,000 UK women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually, mostly due to HPV infection by high-risk strains, which have also... Read more »