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A 23-year-old female asked:

I was told i had hpv the high risk strains 16, 18, some others as well. as well as cin3, it's been 6 yrs since my last colpo, could it be cancer now?

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 53 years experience
Here are some...: I would like to commend your keen effort in being watched and followed for HPV-related concern. Under current scenario, it would be most logical and beneficial for you to address this Q to your gyn-doc. Further online chat may induce more unnecessary confusion and anxiety because no one can offer a definite answer but cautiously watch and see under professional monitoring.
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