A female asked:
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 answered
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
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