Is Sex Necessary for Anal Cancer from HPV Infection?

Though anal cancer is strongly linked to HPV, anal intercourse is not necessary to contract this virus that can lead to this cancer. Did you know that 95% of anal cancer cases are caused by Read more...

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Can Chronic Cervicitis Lead to Cancer?

Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix, but can this turn into cancer? This is a question that many women would like to know, so I posed it to Justin Chura, MD, medical director of gynecological Read more...

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Can Your Bad Cramps Be from Cervical Cancer?

Many disorders can cause bad cramps in the lower abdomen or pelvic area, but what are the odds that your recent-onset cramping is being caused by cervical cancer? Yes, cervical cancer can cause bad cramping, Read more...

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Does Cervical Dysplasia Always Turn into Cancer?

“Just because a woman is diagnosed with cervical dysplasia does not mean that she will develop cervical cancer,” says Justin Chura, MD, medical director of gynecological oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Eastern Regional Medical Read more...

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What’s that Discharge after Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy?

Here’s reassuring information about your discharge after a colposcopy and cervical biopsy. “Experiencing discharge after colposcopy and cervical biopsy is common,” says Justin Chura, MD, medical director of gynecological oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Read more...

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Is Cervical Cancer Screening Necessary for Gay Women?

. Are Pap smears necessary for gay women who have never been close to a man? Cervical cancer has more than one cause. Though we know that cervical cancer is primarily caused by the human Read more...

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Should Virgins Get Pap Smears?

Should a virgin get a Pap smear? Pap smears are very effective screening tools for cervical cancer, which is primarily caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Recommendations for when women should begin getting Read more...

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Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap Smear vs. HPV Test

When it comes to the Pap smear vs. the HPV test for cervical cancer screening, one group of researchers believes that the more important issues are how often women get screened and increasing the number Read more...

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Cause of Cervical Cancer other than HPV

A tiny percentage of cervical cancer is NOT caused by the the virus known as HPV (which can be vaccinated against). Perhaps you’ve read and heard repeatedly that cervical cancer is “caused” by the human Read more...

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Can You Be Too Old to Get Cervical Cancer?

Christine O’Connor, MD, answers to if a woman can be too old to develop cervical cancer. Should elderly women get Pap smears? For this article I consulted with Christine O'Connor, MD, FACOG, Director Adolescent Gynecology Read more...

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Is Cervical Mucus Normal after Menopause?

. A gynecologist discusses postmenopausal cervical mucus: Is it normal? How much? For this article I consulted with Alyssa Dweck, MD, a full-time practicing OB/GYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group in Westchester County, NY, Read more...

Cervical Cancer, Cervical Mucus, Uterine Cancer|

Causes of Anal Lumps Include Cancer

A dermatologist says there are several causes of anal lumps, and one is cancer. Most causes of anal lumps are not related to cancer, but cancer can be a cause. “Lesions around the anus can Read more...

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Burning, Sharp or Stabbing Pain Near Vagina

If you suffer from a stabbing or burning pain near your vagina, it has a name, and more women than you think have it. According to one study, over 25 percent of women have experienced Read more...

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Why Is There Blood in Cervical Mucus after Period Ends?

An OB/GYN explains reasons for blood in cervical mucus after menstruation is over. Have you noticed blood in your cervical mucus even though your period has ended? Perhaps you’ve noticed the blood in the cervical Read more...

Late Periods Causes and When to Worry

. Can a late period be a sign of cancer? Are late periods really worrying you? Menstruation normally occurs every 21 to 35 days. After 35 days is a truly late period, and your worry Read more...

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