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is there any form of hpv that can be spread through genes? my dad has recently been diagnosed with skin cancer in his neck that is called squimy cell (i know that probably isn't spelled right) cancer. his doctor tested him for hpv and he has it. now he is

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
About : About a dozen hpv types (including types 16, 18, 31, and 45) are called "high-risk" types because they can lead to multiple types of cancer. Several types of hpv, in particular type 16, have been found to be associated with hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer, a form of head and neck cancer. Hpv-induced cancers often have viral sequences integrated into the cellular dna. Oral infection with hpv increased the risk of hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer independent of tobacco and alcohol use. There is increased incidence that hpv may be linked to forms of cancer and can be obtained through skin contact. The immunization is a good idea.
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Hpv is not transmitted through your genes.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt commented
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
It is virus that much if the population already has been exposed to and that many people today consider vaccinating their children against.
Feb 13, 2013

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