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A 21-year-old female asked:

They found a minor changes in the cervix, should be the result of hpv in a month. im only 21 is it possible that i have cancer?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Unlikley: If you had cervical cancer the overwhelming probability is that it would have been detected during your exam and on the pathology from your cervical scrapings. Rely on your gynecologist. These are highly trained competent physicians who specialize in this type of condition and have your best interests at heart.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Is HPV testing more reliable for picking up the possibility of adenocarcinoma of the cervix? I know cytology for this type of cancer is less useful than squamous cell. So if I am HPV negative could I still have adenocarcinoma?
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Last updated Feb 25, 2013
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