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Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

No: To date, human papilloma virus (hpv) infection, transmitted via sexual contact, has the most solid association with vulvar/vaginal/anal/cervical cancer of any infectious agent. There is no known link between candida vulvovaginitis ("yeast infection") and lower gynecologic malignancy. ...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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Could a yeast infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Could a yeast infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Not that I know: Certain viral infections cause gyn and other cancers but as far as i know, yeast infections do not. Cancer patients, especially those on chemo, often get yeast infections, though, but it did not cause the cancer. ...Read more

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Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

No such thing: I've been a doctor for 30 years. I've seen many cases of laryngeal cancer but none of yeast infection of vocal cords. I don't think there is such a thing. If you have persistent hoarseness see ENT specialist ASAP. Risk factors for head and neck cancer are smoking, and drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause vaginal cancer or any other serious problems?

Not really: A fungal (yeast) infection of the vagina if left alone for a long period (years), may be associated with hyperplasia, which along with additional factors, may ultimately lead to dysplasia and then cancer. Hpv is a much more closely associated risk factor for the development of dysplasia and then cancer than yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause penile cancer?

Can a yeast infection cause penile cancer?

No, not related: Penile cancer is not very common, but a bad thing to have because the treatment might include cutting off part of the penis. A person should see a doctor whenever there is any unusual change on his penis. Yeast infections on either the penis or in a vagina are mild problems that are treated with anti-fungals. A yeast infection does not cause penile cancer. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection lead to cancer?

Can vaginal yeast infection lead to cancer?

Vaginal yeast and CA: A yeast infection is really very common. When you kill off your normal bacteria your normal yeast just have more room. Some of us are just more prone to develop yeast infections. Helping to take a medicine that will decrease the number of yeast while you increase your bacteria (acidophilus) will help. It has not been linked to cancer.Ps oral sex increases the yeast load. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer? Is recurrent vaginal yeast infection one of the symptoms?

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?  Is recurrent vaginal yeast infection one of the symptoms?

Cervical CA: Cervical cancer can be silent for a long time, or it can present with spotting or bleeding, pelvic pain, or a small mass that can be seen by the gynecologist with an instrument. Yeast infections are not typically associated with cervical neoplasia. It would be best to have a complete examination by your gynecologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Terrified I have lymphoma or cancer! I have a small h long thin lump in groin decreased in size slightly no other symptoms apart from yeast infection?

Terrified I have lymphoma or cancer! I have a small h long thin lump in groin decreased in size slightly no other symptoms apart from yeast infection?

Unlikely: This may be related to your infection. Generally, signs and symptoms that may be associated with lymphoma include unexplained weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, loss of appetite, progressively growing lymph nodes. Consulting your doctor is recommended. Possibly a lymph node biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!

Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!

Educate yourself: Any guy can catch a yeast infection down there from a girl or just being himself. It's got nothing to do with your immune system. It's common. You're almost a grown man. One of the finest gifts you can give yourself and the women in your life is to be a responsible, educated lover. Start using condoms and read a couple of good books. And welcome to the new joys and responsibilities of being a man. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and my boyfriend and I have been performing oral sex on each for a while now. Would that give us throat cancer or harm us?

I have a yeast infection and my boyfriend and I have been performing oral sex on each for a while now. Would that give us throat cancer or harm us?

No: Yes or genital candida will not cause cancer. If there is an active hpv infection then this can lead to squamous ca of the oral cavity. If the male is circumsized, hpv infections will not be transmitted sexually. When a pap smear is performed the hpv status is reported. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more