- Q Is palliative care an option with cervical cancer?
Regrettably, some cancers cannot be cured. If cervical cancer has progressed to the most advanced stages and spread to other organs of the body, there may no longer be treatment to prolong life. Palliative care is available to keep someone with advanced... Full Answer
- Q Does cervical cancer run in families?
There is some evidence that cervical cancer can run in families. Women with a sister or a mother who had cervical cancer are more at risk than women who have not had a family member with the disease. The risk could be two or even three time higher. There... Full Answer
- Q Is cervical cancer considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?
Dr. Jill Grimes, Family MedicineYes, cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). We now know that cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), although risk factors like smoking, weakened immune system, age over 40, and lack of regular pap tests do... Full Answer
- Q Is cervical cancer a common version of gynecologic cancer?
Cervical cancer is a very common form of gynecologic cancer. About 8 in 100,000 American women develop cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer can be easily detected and diagnosed during a routine pelvic exam. Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my cervical cancer symptoms?
Symptoms of a cervical cancer do not show up when the cancer is in its earliest stages. If you are showing signs of any unusual vaginal bleeding or pain with intercourse, you should see your doctor. Some of the symptoms of cervical cancer are similar to... Full Answer