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how long does it takes for hpv precancerous cell to turn in to cancer cells

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Probably one year.: Screening by pap smear is annual, so the cells probably take that long to become cancerous. Screening can be every 3 years if someone has 2 consecuti ... Read More
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: Sometimes the early stages of cervical hpv in the form of cervical intraepithelia neoplaia(cin i) actually regress( go away) on its own without treatm ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Varies: Most people infected with hpv are able to eliminate the virus. The latent period for the development of cancer is variable and depends on the strain ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Regular follow ups: Women have been getting regular pap smears for decades to handle this issue, long before we knew the cancers relationship to HPV. This will serve as m ... Read More
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You need eval. & Rx.: You need to see a MD to be evaluated and treated for any HPV evident lesions that are present before your re-engage your partner sexually post her t ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be grateful: Comply with the instructions you were given, keep an eye on yourself and report any curious lesions to your doctor, and understand that the woman you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Follow you doctor's: Instructions. Abnormal pap and even cervical cancer can occur without hpv infection. It is very important that you follow your doctor's advice for fo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: While cancer of the cervix is best handled by a cone resection which allows proper evaluation of depth of in-situ penetration into the basement membra ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Regular follow ups: Women have been getting regular pap smears for decades to handle this issue, long before we knew the cancers relationship to HPV. This will serve as m ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get seen now: Please get with your gynecologist. Don't delay.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't worry: The most disturbing thing is that it sounds like your doctor did not explain this very well to you. While i would need more details, if: 1. There wa ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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See professionals...: You need a professional counseling on the various issues you have in mind, it's not a good idea to address the important matter as described online. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/but why ?: HPV warts are relatively easy to eradicate by freezing, laser and or application of various chemicals. Why would anyone take the risks involved with r ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
21 years experience Gynecology
Get checked: While the chances of progression are not highly likely if you have had an abnormal pap smear in the past you really need to follow up more than every ... Read More
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