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can vaginal yeast infection lead to cancer?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Vaginal yeast and CA: A yeast infection is really very common. When you kill off your normal bacteria your normal yeast just have more room. Some of us are just more prone to develop yeast infections. Helping to take a medicine that will decrease the number of yeast while you increase your bacteria (acidophilus) will help. It has not been linked to cancer.Ps oral sex increases the yeast load.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Vaginal yeast infections are quite common and can usually be easily treated. They do not lead to cancer.
Answered on Sep 12, 2013

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