#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Revisiting Cervical Lesions

Q: Can I be cured naturally if I have cervical lesion?

A: Hello! Thanks for writing in.

I assume you mean precancerous cervical lesions. As the name implies, this is not a cancer but indicates an abnormality in the cells of the cervix that could, ultimately, become a full-blown cancer.

Common types of precancerous cervical lesions are:

Atypical squamous cells: This refers to abnormalities in cells of the cervix, referred to as squamous cells. Squamous cells are thin, flat cells that resemble fish scales. They are found in the tissue that forms the surface of the skin, lining of hollow organs in the body, and lining of respiratory and digestive tracts. Atypical squamous cells could be due to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is a common sexually transmitted infection that is spread through sexual, skin-to-skin contact. There is a vaccine to prevent this cancer now. Please ask your doctor where you can get it. Health conditions associated with HPV include genital warts, cervical pre-cancer and other cancers. A repeat pap smear is usually recommended after some months

Atypical glandular cells, which could be suggestive of a precancerous lesions in the uterus or upper cervix. Glandular cells are located in the inner part of the cervix or the lining of the uterus

Squamous intraepithelial lesion refer to changes in the cervix that could be precancerous. High grade squamous intraepithelial lesions are more likely to progress to cancer of the cervix.

Pap smears can detect cervical pre-cancers before they become actual cancers. If pap smear is suggestive of precancerous cervical lesions, further testing procedures will be indicated. Further tests that could be requested include repeat pap smear, cervical biopsy, HPV testing, colposcopy (using a magnifying device to get a better look at the cervix).

Now to the crux of your question, can you be cured naturally? I guess the question you really want to ask, if there are treatment procedures that exclude surgery. Yes. Available treatment procedures involve destroying the abnormal lesions in the cervix using a cold probe to freeze them (cryotherapy) or using an electrically charged wire or using laser.  The surgical option, conization, involves surgically removing the area with the abnormal cells.

You need to have a long chat with your doctor to find out what options are available to you. Remember that the fact that you have precancerous cervical lesion does not mean that you will end up The earlier you get treatment, the better your chances of avoiding cervical cancer.

All the best!


Have a good night y’all 

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