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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does hpv cause cancer? what is the link between the hpv virus and cancer? can hpv cause cancer?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
HPV causes cancer: Human papilloma virus causes cancer of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. Your daughters and nieces should get vaccinated.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Definitely: Two types of hpv (hpv 16 and 18) cause about 70% of cervical cancers and can also cause cancers of the penis, vulva, and vagina. In addition, hpv 16 is now associated with the majority or oral/throat cancers in this country. A vaccine now exists. Ask your doctor!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, hpv directly causes at least 50% of all vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as all cerivical cancers, much of anal cancers, 70% of head-and-neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers amongst other problems! that's a ton of cancers from one virus!
A 39-year-old member asked:

Would the HPV virus cause you to not menstrate?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
No.: When present, hpv infects the lining of the vagina and cervix. Hpv does not impact the ovaries or the lining of the uterus (parts of the female genital tract involved in menstruation). Hpv can cause warts, premalignant changes and in some instances malignancies of the cervix, vagina, and skin around the pelvis / anus, but having hpv generally does not impact menstruation.

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