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  • cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer begins when healthy cells on the surface of the cervix change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor. (cancer.net)
  • In women over the age of 65, screening for cervical cancer may be discontinued in the absence of abnormal screening results within the prior 10 years and no history of high-grade lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the cervix, it is a rare, but very aggressive form of cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix. (wikipedia.org)
  • Normal cervical mucosa contains glycogen and stains brown, whereas abnormal areas, such as early cervical cancer, do not take up the stain. (wikipedia.org)
  • When Schiller's iodine is not available, Lugol's iodine can be used as an alternative.sometimes if schillers iodine is not available lugols iodine can be used to visulaize the cervix -visual inspection with lugols iodine (VILI) Schiller's test is not specific for cervical cancer, as areas of inflammation, ulceration and keratosis may also not take up the stain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abnormal findings are often followed up by more sensitive diagnostic procedures, and, if warranted, interventions that aim to prevent progression to cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • absent
  • Michels Caskey syndrome is a rare disorder that combines spinal and skeletal abnormalities, especially of the thumbs, with abnormal or absent female reproductive organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • The major cause of CIN is chronic infection of the cervix with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), especially the high-risk HPV types 16 or 18. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diagnosis of a miscarriage may involve checking to see if the cervix is open or closed, testing blood levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and an ultrasound. (wikipedia.org)
  • pregnancy
  • Suspicion of an abdominal pregnancy is raised when the baby's parts can be easily felt, or the lie is abnormal, the cervix is displaced, or there is failed induction of labor. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • Pretreatment surgical staging is an procedure to determine if or how far cancer has spread beyond the cervix. (epnet.com)
  • Researchers believe, however, that some of these abnormal changes are the first step in a series of slow changes that can lead to cancer. (cancer.net)
  • view
  • A speculum is used to hold the cervix open so the doctor can view the area with the colposcope. (epnet.com)
  • women
  • About one third of women born to diethylstilbestrol-treated mothers (i.e. in-utero exposure) develop a cockscomb cervix. (wikipedia.org)