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Can a condom prevent cervical cancer or not?

Can a condom prevent cervical cancer or not?

No but can reduce it: Cervical cancer is typically associated with hpv infection. Studies have shown that women whose partners consistently used condoms had 70% fewer hpv infections. Although it is a sexually transmitted infection, you can get hpv even in sex without penetration, such as with skin-to-skin contact. Thus, consistent condom usage can reduce hpv infection but does completely prevent cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cervical cancer?

How can I prevent cervical cancer?

Vaccination and PAP: If you are under the age of 25 you should get vaccinated for hpv. Limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. ...Read more

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How could I help prevent cervical cancer?

How could I help prevent cervical cancer?

HPV vaccine: One way to prevent cervical cancer is to get one the hpv vaccination (gardasil or cervarix). Certain hpv types lead to cervical cancer, but not all cervical cancers are due to an hpv infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical cancer and what to do to prevent it?

What are the causes of cervical cancer and what to do to prevent it?

HPV infections: Human papilloma viruses are being increasingly implicated with cervical cancers. Prevention is by prepubertal vaccination with Gardasil and cervarix. Limiting number of partners/ promiscuity and barrier methods will help prevent the disease. Pap smears have led to very early diagnosis and improved the odds of curable disease being found. ...Read more

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When is cervical cancer prevention week celeberated?

When is cervical cancer prevention week celeberated?

Jan 22-28: This is primarily in europe. Women pledge to get a pap smear. These campaigns are probably helpful in generating publicity and in combating the natural human tendency to inertia and procrastination. ...Read more

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How can you prevent cervical cancer if you already have hpv?

Not all HPV: Infection leads to cancer. You should be visually checked and pap smeared regularly, engage in safe sex practices so as to not give a gift that keeps giving to your sexual partner. Studies show that absolute abstinence can make hpv resolve. I know. Impossible. ...Read more

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How do you prevent cervical cancer when he is already diagnosed with hpv?

How do you prevent cervical cancer when he is already diagnosed with hpv?

Papsmear,vaccination: If you are eligible- you will need to get hpv vaccination. To prevent it is by following up with your gynecologist closely. She or he will do serial papsmear and hpv testing. Also if needed to do a colposcopic examination and will do whatever necessary as indicated-for instance- surgical procedure for high grade dysplasia so it will not further develop into invasive cancer etc. Discuss with md. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent cervical cancer when already diagnosed with hpv?

F/u with your gyne: By updating your papsmears and following up closely with your gynecologist. ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more