A 30-year-old member asked:
do warts on the hand indicate a symptom of cervical cancer/hpv?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Devon Webster answered
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Nope!: Warts are caused by hpv, but there are many different types of hpv. The one that causes warts on your hands and feet is different from the sexually transmitted hpv that causes cervical cancer. Make sure to have regular pap smears. Paps will pick up signs of hpv infection in your cervix, and this can be treated before it becomes cancer.
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No and Yes: Warts are caused by viruses. A wart on the hand is not an indicator of cervical cancer and is not related to hpv ( which typically is used to reference genital warts or genital hpv infections.
Answered on Dec 21, 2013
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