A 28-year-old female asked:
Does hpv automatically mean cancer in the future? is it a lifetime disease? what are other causes for an abnormal pap besides chlamydia?
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Urology 18 years experience
Relationship complex: Hpv does not automatically mean cancer. The relationship between cancer formation & hpv infection is complex, as there are many subtypes of hpv: some carry a high risk of cancer, while others do not. Most hpv infections are lifelong, making vaccination an important part of the public health discussion. For a list of conditions that could result in an abnormal pap smear, see the link below.
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