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how long does cervical cancer take to develop?

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Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
10-15 years: Cervical cancer is felt to almost always be related to certain strains of HPV infection through prior sexual contact. Most cases of HPV infection do not turn in to cancer. It's believed to take many years for these tissue changes to turn into cancer. It's believed to usually take between 10-15 yrs, even up to 30. However, like most things there's likely much variation, and may be sooner in some
Answered on Oct 25, 2018

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