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is cervical cancer hereditary?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is caused by a prior infection.
Answered on Apr 29, 2012
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too.
Answered on May 13, 2014
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Also: Also, women of mothers who took DES (diethylstilbestrol) during pregnancy in early 1960s.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015

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