Louisville, KY
A 19-year-old female asked:

My mom had hpv and a spot on her cervix. she got me the injections am i protected against hpv and cervical cancer? how will i know if i get cervical c

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
58 years experience
Yes: Still need pelvic exams and pap smears.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes and no: There have been 3 different HPV vaccines. Against 2/4 or 9 HPV strains. There are dozens of HPV strains but at least 7 (mainly 2) associated with cervical cancer. It is great that you had one of the vaccines, but you must remain vigilant for your lifetime. To get cervical cancer you just need a cervix, the rest is incidental and unpredictable. You will need to get your pap smears.
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Last updated Nov 14, 2017

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