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A 24-year-old female asked:

Plantar warts on toe. since the main cause is hpv, once treated will i still be infected with hpv and will i have increased risk for cervical cancer?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Different HPV: HPV or human papilloma virus is a family of related viruses that infect humans but cause different problems. Some HPV types can cause skin warts (types 1, 2, 4, 60, or 63), some genital warts (types 6 and 11), whereas HPV types 16 and 18 are associated with the risk of cervical cancer. Two FDA vaccines protect against 16 and 18 and when administered before infection, can reduce the risk of cancer
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If diagnosed with HPV (the strand that causes genital warts ) what methods are used to prevent cervical cancer?
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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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A 26-year-old female asked:
What is hpv mrna e6/e7? Is this a high or low risk for cervical cancer? Can it cause throat cancer? Or warts anywhere on body?
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Does a HPV strain that causes cervical cancer sometimes evolve into a strain that causes genital warts?
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Hpv is a virus that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Does oral HPV cause warts first then cancer? Or a sore then cancer? Or once you get infected you get cancer ?
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Last updated Feb 23, 2018
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