A 38-year-old member asked:
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docs, could a non-sexually active person get cervical cancer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Non vs never: Any past sexual contact could have transferred the virus strains known to trigger cervical cancer. If you/they were never (ever) sexually active, they would be unlikely to develop it.
Answered on May 7, 2014

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