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Can you get cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Can you get cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Yes.: Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by infection with human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv can be transmitted sexually via skin to genital contact without necessarily engaging in intercourse. Therefore, women who have never had sex can still acquire hpv which would put them at risk for developing cervical cancer.

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Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Probably not: Cervical cancer is associated with particular strains of a virus (hpv) which is usually only transmitted during sexual intercourse.

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Can you get cervical cancer if both partners were virgins prior to sex?

Can you get cervical cancer if both partners were virgins prior to sex?

Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is caused by certain strains of the hpv virus. There is a vaccine to prevent the four strains of hpv that cause 95% of the cancers. This vaccination is vital to your future and to prevent cervical cancer, even virgins get hpv. 96% of americans have been exposed to this virus by age 26. Get the vaccine and encourage your partner to get it as well. The vaccine is gardisil!

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Can a 18 years old virgin get cervical cancer? And if the tests proved she had. Can she be treated and have kids?

Not likely: It would be exceedingly rare for that to happen, but, with early detection ad treatment, kids would be possible.

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Could a virgin get HPV or cervical cancer even without penetration?

Could a virgin get HPV or cervical cancer even without penetration?

Yes and No: You could get genital warts caused by HPV if you are rubbing an infected penis on the vulva (outer areas). However, you cannot get cervical HPV and dysplasia/cancer without penetration (at least I have never heard or read of such a case). If you are thinking of sex in future, condoms make a great barrier to HPV.

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Is it possible for you to have cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Is it possible for you to have cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

It would be unlikely: Cancer of the cervix is typically considered a sexually tranmsmitted disease caused by a virus (hpv). But on rare occasions, cancer can occur for totally unknown reasons!

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Can you get cervical cancer if you and your boyfriend had only been with each other?

Can you get cervical cancer if you and your boyfriend had only been with each other?

No: If, and that's a big if, both partners have never had sex with anyone else, then the hpv virus will not have been contracted, and thus will not lead to the risk (by no means is it a certainty) of cervical cancer. But there is no simple means of being sure that your boyfriend is being candid about his prior exposure.

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Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Yes: Cervical cancer is strongly linked to human papilloma virus (hpv) infection. This infection is acquired during sexual contact with a person already infected. Teens can have hpv, and cervical cancer can be a result.

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Can you get cervical cancer more then once?

Can you get cervical cancer more then once?

CANCER CAN RECUR: Like any cancer, cervical cancer can recur in same place (local recurrence) or 'pop up' in a distant place (metastatic recurrence). Therefore close surveillance is recommended for cervical cancer with frequent pap smears/exams/scans. If the cervix has been totally removed then local recurrence is less likely but still possible.

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How do you get cervical cancer or precervucal cancer cells?

How do you get cervical cancer or precervucal cancer cells?

HPV: Cervical cancer or precancer is on of few cancers that is well known to be caused by hpv virus, which is sexually transmitted disease or std. So you get it by having an unprotected sex with someone who carries a virus.

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How do you get cervical cancer? It runs in my family, so what are my chances?

How do you get cervical cancer? It runs in my family, so what are my chances?

HPV and partners: There are many risk factors for cervical cancer. Heredity is one. Early age at first intercourse, multiple sex partners, smoking and hormonal status are others. The single most important risk factor is infection with hpv, a sexually transmitted infection. Vaccination to prevent the common cancer causing types of hpv is availabe for girls and young women.

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How do you get cervical cancer? What can you do to prevent it from happening again?

HPV and PAP test: Most cervical cancers are due to a virus called hpv. A woman younger than 26 should get vaccine for hpv to prevent cervical cancer. For others regular pap smear examinations are the best preventive strategy. Other issues are delaying the onset of sexual activity, limiting the number of partners and not using tobacco.

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Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Yes: The shot is designed to help prevent acquisition of the initial infection from up to 9 strains of HPV. It only helps if you get it before the infection & only for the strains in the vaccine. Although the vaccine helps with the strains most often seen with cervical cancer, it does not protect against them all. There are at least a dozen strains that are considered risky for genital cancer.

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Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

No, not true: Most of time cancer of the cervix is due to hpv virus but not all the time, other factors are involved in genesis. Cancer of cervix could be detected early and possible to cure by early diagnosis, by simple regular gyn visits, with pap smear with out requiring any complex test & interments

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If your pap smear comes back abnormal, will you get cervical cancer?

If your pap smear comes back abnormal, will you get cervical cancer?

Not necessarily: Pap test is a screening test. If it is abnormal it does not mean cancer in every case. You need to go back and see your gynecologist. He/she can explain the cause. There are many precancerous conditions which can go away with time. Most such changes resolve on their own and rarely are indicative of cancer development over a period of many years.

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I have it in my head I'm gunna get cervical cancer. If I start using condoms everytime will this reduce my risk?

I have it in my head I'm gunna get cervical cancer. If I start using condoms everytime will this reduce my risk?

Yes: Using condoms can help reduce the transmission of certain hpv viruses that can lead to cervical cancer. The risk of cervical cancer has dropped tremendously with the use of the pap smear. So, as long as you are safe and get regular pap smears, then your risk is pretty low.

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How can I get cervical cancer?

How can I get cervical cancer?

Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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