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it is possible to get cancer if you let a cervix infection go intreated ?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Interesting.: Cervical cancer is caused by a virus that if left unattenddd can become cancer. But i don't suppose this is the kind of infection you were concerned about. The answer to that is no. Other kinds of infection do not become cancer. But cervical infections should be treated as they may impair your fertility later in life.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: If the cervical infection is hpv, then the answer is 'yes.' other cervical infections are not typically associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer.

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