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A 45-year-old member asked:

What happens if i test negative for hpv, i don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

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Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Most likely not: The overwhelming majority of cervical cancers are caused by HPV, but rarely they are not. Your chances are very low with your age and HPV status, but please follow your OB/Gyn's recommendations for continued screening if indicated.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it true that if i test negative for hpv, i don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not true: I would not worry as much, but first, you should practice safe sex to make sure you don't get hpv. Second, the tests are sometime false-negatives, and third, a very small proportion of cervical cancer arises in people without hpv.

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Last updated Nov 11, 2015

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