Category Archives: Cervical Neoplasia

Why get Pap smear each year?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Why do women get a Pap smear every year? A: Very few cancers can be identified so far ahead of the danger point as cancer of the cervix. The cells lining the surface of the cervix begin to show changes visible under a microscope as much as a decade or more…

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Progression of cervical cancer?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How does the progression of cervical cancer happen from a healthy cervix to cancer? What is done to stop or slow down the process? A: The stages of progression from a healthy cervix to cancer begin with what is called mild dysplasia, which is a precancerous alteration in structure and activity….

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Recommended herbs for ovarian cancer?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have had 5 chemo treatments. What herbs do you recommend for recurrent ovarian cancer? A: There are several things that traditional Chinese medicine and herbal supplements can do for recurrent ovarian cancer. They can help you cope with the side effects of cancer treatments, be they radiation or chemo-based, and…

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