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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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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered 10/29/2012

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Dr. John Geisler answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

HPV: The strains of hpv that cause genital warts (6, 11) do not cause cervical cancer.

Answered 9/16/2017

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