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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have it in my head i'm gunna get cervical cancer. If i start using condoms everytime will this reduce my risk?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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