Cervical Dysplasia: Is It Cancer?

I had a Pap test recently, and my doctor said the results showed cervical dysplasia. What does that mean? Is it cancer? Answer From Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D. No. Cervical dysplasia isn’t cancer. The term indicates that abnormal cells were found on the surface of the cervix. Cervical dysplasia can range from mild to severe, […]

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Cancer Left My Body Depleted. Modeling Taught Me To Love It Again.

“#NoMoreAnorexicModels,” I read. The comments from Free People’s 3.3 million followers beneath the photo of me modeling their clothes stacked with such speed my iPhone struggled to keep up. My stomach sank. Phrases like, “Eat something” followed “Food is delicious.” Bare skin showing from my grey strapless dress in Puerto Rico was enough for strangers to […]


Atypical Cells: Are They Cancer?

Do atypical cells usually mean cancer? Answer From Timothy J. Moynihan, M.D. On occasion you may see a report from a Pap test or tissue biopsy stating “atypical cells present.” This might cause you to worry that this means cancer, but atypical cells aren’t necessarily cancerous. The presence of atypical cells is sometimes referred to […]