A 34-year-old member asked:
Who gets cervical cancer?
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
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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.
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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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Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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