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If diagnosed with hpv (the strand that causes genital warts ) what methods are used to prevent cervical cancer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Different strain: Wart strains are associated with warts, cancer strains with cancer. You can pick up a cancer strain if exposed, or get the vaccine to protect yourself from it. It won't treat the strain you have but could help prevent you from picking up another. Condoms help some but are not fully protective for hpv.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
HPV: The strains of hpv that cause genital warts (6, 11) do not cause cervical cancer.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

Does the HPV which cause genital warts is more or less to become cervical cancer?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HPV: There are over 140 strains of hpv. Four of them cause 95% of the cancers and nine others can cause the remaining 5%. Thus most of the strains do not lead to cancer. There is a vaccine to protect you from the four strains that cause cancer, gardisil. And your gynecologist now during the pap smear can send for testing the new dna hybrid test to see if you have any of the dangerous strains
Last updated Sep 16, 2017


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