- Q Is there a vaccine for cervical cancer?
While there is not a vaccine for actual cervical cancer, a vaccine has been developed to prevent some human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. HPV is a leading cause of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine works best when it is given before a young woman... Full Answer
- Q How can I prevent cervical cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIf you have human papillomavirus (HPV), you should make sure you obtain routine Pap smears (women) or urine tests (men). Women should also have gynecologic examinations yearly, or as often as the gynecologist recommends. The importance of routine... Full Answer
- Q Is cervical cancer the same as uterine sarcoma?
The cervix is part of the uterus; however, uterine sarcoma and cervical cancer are not the same thing. They involve two different types of cancer - sarcoma versus carcinoma. Uterine sarcoma can spread into the cervix, in which case it is still considered... Full Answer
- Q How many women suffer from cervical cancer?
Nearly a quarter of a million women in the United States are estimated to have been diagnosed with, treated for, or even cured of cervical cancer. Invasive cervical cancer may be seen in over 11,000 new women per year and 4,000 of may die each year from... Full Answer
- Q Should my daughter get the vaccine for cervical cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineWe recommended that our daughters get the vaccine. Full Answer
- Q Is cervical cancer contagious?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyAs a cervical cancer survivor, I can tell you that it is not contagious. But HPV, which is thought to be the cause of most cases of cervical cancer is contagious. Now, there are many strains of HPV, and not all of them can cause cancer, but... Full Answer