A 31-year-old female asked:
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i had squamous metaplasia+postive hpv last yr on my pap. do u think it could have progressed to cancer in a year ? im very worried

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Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doubtful: The process of progression from HPV to Cervical cancer is fortunately very slow. If you keep up with your follow-up pap-smears and exams as your doctor recommends you are unlikely to ever get cervical cancer. Most of those I've seen with cervical cancer were not diligent about getting pap-smears and follow-up as recommended. Best wishes!
Answered on May 7, 2017
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