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Could I have cervical cancer

By Anonymous April 29, 2009 - 6:12pm
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I have been itching for 1-1/2 yrs. all over my body. It is not allergy related and no medicine works. Recently I bleed after sex sometimes a lot and have a very nasty discharge and odor. I have previously had leep surgery and am scared that it may be back. I have no health insurance. A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with lukemia and has the same itching problem. Could the itching I have be related to cervical cancer or any other cancer?

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Hey anon, We're glad you found EmpowHer.com. While Coach Virginia is correct in that turning to your doctor may be the best bet, given your past history with LEEP surgery, you may want to check out information in our cervix conditions to educate yourself so you can advocate for yourself at your doctor's office.

You may also want to check out this video interview with Dr. Sybilann Williams of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America discussing the symptoms of cervical cancer.

Also, if you do not have health insurance, you may want to read this post about alternatives to health insurance if it's determined you have cancer. What part of the country are you in? We may be able to find a low-cost women's health clinic in your area to do an initial exam. Thanks anon and I look forward to hearing back from you.

April 30, 2009 - 10:27am

Dear Anon, thank you for your posting and sorry to hear you are having some problems, but we are not set up to diagnose conditions in this forum. You probably need to set up an appointment with you doctor as soon as possible. A previous leep surgery shows a history of HPV virus but I personally cannot provide you a diagnosis on what your condition may be, this advise belongs to a qualified physician who can examine you and order the necessary diagnostic test. So I urge you to consider making an appointment as soon as possible with your primary care doctor.

April 29, 2009 - 9:31pm
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