A 27-year-old male asked:
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is it true that the types of hpv that cause genital or anal warts, can't cause cancer in anal or penis or cervix?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are dozens of strains of HPV and each are specific for the type of location they are found and the behavior they have. There are 7 strains with confirmed association with cancer & none of these produce genital warts. Of the 2 main and 2 alternative strains that produce genital warts none are associated with cancer. You can acquire the cancer strains the same way, but they do not act the same
Answered on May 10, 2018

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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No: There are many different strains of the virus that cause genital warts and cancer. The human papillomavirus (hpv). The strains that cause genital wart ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Need to be seen: This is probably an infection -- several come to mind, including chancroid -- and your physician needs to see it.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Yes possible: But most of the time need repeated body contact to get infected , young females should have vaccination ( even men ) to prevent future genital cancer ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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For Women : A pap smear could reveal the presence of hpv even if no obvious warts are seen.

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