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Who gets cervical cancer?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
HPV : Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or hpv. You can get hpv by having sexual contact with someone who has it.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
There is no: Single answer or way, but a common path is exposure to many partners, and the virion known to be causative agent is human papiloma virus. There are cases in woman that have never had sex, but the chance is quite low, and the risk rises with frequent partners and unprotected sex.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer has a number of risk factors. The risk factors all are linked to an increase chance of having hpv. The risk factors include: smoking, sex before 18, 2 or more lifetime sex partners, partner with 2 or more sex partners, IV drug use, low socioeconomic status. Anyone can get cervical cancer but people with these risk factors are at increased risk.

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