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Cervical cancer develops from a cell that is abnormal. Abnormal cells can be present for years before one becomes cancerous and multiplies out of control to form a cancerous tumor. Often the initial pre-cancerous abnormalities of cervical cells are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Treatment depends on various factors and general health, and may consist of a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
  1. Although having a long period occasionally is not often a cause for concern, having them frequently or feeling that a period won't stop may indicate an underlying issue. Learn about the causes and what to do here.
  2. New research finds a link between HPV vaccination and a considerable drop in cases of HPV infection and the number of precancerous lesions.
  3. Low urine output can occur as a result of various causes, including infections, dehydration, and urinary tract blockages. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about low urine output here.
  4. There are many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that people can get as a result of having oral sex, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Learn about how people can transmit STDs orally, the symptoms they cause, and the available treatments here.
  5. Bumps on the cervix are usually benign, or noncancerous, so they do not usually need treatment. In other cases, bumps can indicate cervical cancer, which will require treatment. Learn about the causes and treatments for bumps on the cervix here.
  6. A Pap smear is a routine test that doctors use to look for changes in the cervical cells. These changes may indicate cancer or precancer. Learn more about a Pap smear here.
  7. Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.
  8. New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects.
  9. LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here.
  10. HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may be more prone to contracting HPV and experience worse complications. Learn more here.
  11. The human papillomavirus (HPV) can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. In this article, learn about the possible risks and how to improve the outcome.
  12. Ribbons come in a variety of colors to promote awareness and raise funds to support people fighting many types of cancer. Learn about the ribbons here.
  13. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection. It does not usually cause severe symptoms, but some strains can increase the risk of certain cancers. Can you breastfeed if you have HPV? In this article, we look at the safety and risks to help breastfeeding women make an informed decision.
  14. There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.
  15. Cervical polyps are small growths on the cervix. They may cause symptoms that include spotting between periods or bleeding after sexual intercourse or menopause. Causes may include high estrogen levels or chronic inflammation. It is possible to remove polyps surgically, and they do not usually return. Learn more here.
  16. Menstruation, endometriosis, and infections are all possible causes of cramps and discharge. For most people, the discomfort will pass, but severe or lasting symptoms could be more of a cause for concern. This article looks at reasons for cramps and discharge along with treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor.
  17. A new study reveals that microbe composition and other conditions in the vagina are linked to the development of cervical cancer in all its stages.
  18. Vaginal bleeding between periods is a common experience with many possible causes. When this occurs, a person may notice light brown spotting in their underwear after their period has ended. Hormonal changes and contraceptives are common causes, though bleeding between periods can also be a sign of certain cancers.
  19. Friable cervix occurs when someone’s cervix becomes extra sensitive. Symptoms may include bleeding between periods, pain inside the vagina, or unusual discharge. Friable cervix is often caused by an STI or pregnancy but can also result from cervical cancer. In this article, we discuss causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  20. It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?

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