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A 67-year-old female asked:

If a woman(75 years old) lives a healthy life without smoking, will she develop vaginal cancer after contracting hpv infection?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Hpv can cause cervical cancer after a long exposure. Best is to get checked regularly with a pap smear.
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If it takes 15 years for cervical cancer to develop after hpv infection, how long does it take for vaginal cancer to develop?
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Last updated Jan 28, 2022

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