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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

HPV: It all depends upon the strain of hpv you get. The unfortunate news is that distinguishing strains is not readily available with testing. But, the bad strains of hpv can cause throat and rectal cancers in men. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Might help: There are at least 2 strains involved in those cancers and any of the available HPV vaccines can help prevent them, if given prior to exposure to those strains.After you acquire HPV from a problem strain, the vaccine cannot cure or remove it from your system. ...Read more

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Can human papilloma virus cause cancer in women?

Can human  papilloma virus cause cancer in women?

HPV and cancer : Yes. Human papilloma virus is a known cause of cervical cancer, as well as some other cancers. If you had it diagnosed after a pap smear, for example, it is best to consult your gynecologist to MAP out the best plan of action for you, depending on the extent of the cellular changes and the specific species of virus involved. Some are more dangerous than others, such as types 16 & 18. ...Read more

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Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

HPV types: Some HPV types are more commonly associated with warts and others with cancers but this is not an absolute distinction. Warts can go bad and develop into cancers in the genital, anal and oral areas. This is why the vaccines include several virotypes. But even then there are many less common types not included which also cause disease ...Read more

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Is throat cancer rare in someone in their 20's caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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Can the human papilloma virus cause cancer in men?

Can the human papilloma virus cause cancer in men?

HPV: Yes. Human papilloma virus can cause penile cancers and certain head and neck cancer and ano-rectal cancers in men. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Yes: The germ that can trigger cervical cancer,hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile,anal and esophageal cancer, all of which take years to develop.The male may also carry the hpv and never have any problem with it, and never know they have it. ...Read more

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I heard human papilomavirus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

I heard human papilomavirus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

Throat: HPV related cancers of the mouth, throat and larynx are on the rise and may be spread by oral sex. ...Read more

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Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Not really: There is not a commercially available test for men to get an hpv test. Men can and should get vaccinated between the ges of 9-26 just like women. If genital warts are visible this is a sign of hpv. Up to 80% of men will be exposed to hpv by age 30. ...Read more

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If I have genital warts, can the HPV occur in the eyes, brain, etc? Can it spread and cause tumors?

If I have genital warts, can the HPV occur in the eyes, brain, etc? Can it spread and cause tumors?

No: But genital warts will cause cancer of cervix , possible oral cancers if transmited to oral cavity. At you age of 22 should consider vaccination to prevent above. ...Read more

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Can HPV infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Can HPV infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Yes it can: Hpv virus can cause vulvar, cervical, vaginal, anal and oral cancers. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Shown: Hpv has been detected in some breast cancer tissue but nothing has shown that it is the cause of it. It may however, play a role in contributing to its development or recurrence but it has not shown to cause it. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause bleedin in urine?

Can HPV cause bleedin in urine?

Not usually: Hpv can cause cervix abnormalities and general warts. It is possible if a wart is bleeding that there is blood in the urine but if you have blood in urine it i more like a urinary tract infection and you need to make an appointment to be seen. ...Read more

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I heard human papilloma virus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

I heard human papilloma virus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

Can happen: The HPV virus has been known to be associated with the development of squamous cancer of the cervix. More recently, HPV has been shown to also be associated with oral squamous cancer. Since the virus is present under the foreskin of the penis and the vaginal area of the cervix, any means by which the virus can enter the oral cavity can induce the squamous cell lesion. Cunilingus is one method. ...Read more

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I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis increase incidence of prostate cancer in men?

Can trichomoniasis increase incidence of prostate cancer in men?

No: Trichomoniasis is an infection that is transmitted sexually. It is treated with the appropriate antibiotics. It has never been asoociated with the future development of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

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How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

Obviously Not enough: This topic should be covered as part of sexual education for teenagers. I am treating now a very young patient with hpv+ tonsillar cancer. The incidence of hpv+ head and neck cancer continues to increase and this is not something that can be underestimated. ...Read more

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I heard human papilloma virus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

Can happen: The HPV virus has been known to be associated with the development of squamous cancer of the cervix. More recently, HPV has been shown to also be associated with oral squamous cancer. Since the virus is present under the foreskin of the penis and the vaginal area of the cervix, any means by which the virus can enter the oral cavity can induce the squamous cell lesion. Cunilingus is one method. ...Read more

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Why are there over 4x more cases of hpv-induced throat cancer in men than women?

Why are there over 4x more cases of hpv-induced throat cancer in men than women?

Jumping Conclusions: There are more cases of throat cancer in men. Hpv is one of the causes of throat cancer. Does not mean there are more hpv induced throat cancer in men. Additional causes (some may make hpv induced more likely) include smoking, alcohol, poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, smokeless tobacco, etc., all more likely in men. Further studies need to be done to determine if hpv is the main cause. ...Read more

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What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

Not a whole lot: Men gave the HPV to women in the 1st place. Then oral sex is a way for men to get it back young people of both sexes up to age 20 need to get vaccinated against HPV. older or those who already have it, vaccine is not helpful so avoid oral sex or use condoms is the only answer for your question. hope this helps ...Read more

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Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Yes: The germ that can trigger cervical cancer,hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile,anal and esophageal cancer, all of which take years to develop.The male may also carry the hpv and never have any problem with it, and never know they have it. ...Read more

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How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

Not common.: This is probably a rare cause. The most common causes are tobacco use (including smokeless) and alcohol use. ...Read more

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Is it true that throat cancer can be caused by hpv?

Is it true that throat cancer can be caused by hpv?

YES: Hpv type 16 is the one responsible for throat cancer. It is believe that it is due to oral sex. The good news is that cancers caused by this virus tend to respond better to treatment and are associated with better prognosis. It is standard practice now to evaluate all head/neck cancers for the presence of hpv 16. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer rare in someone in their 20's caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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How rare is throat cancer in a 25 year old female caused by hpv?

How rare is throat cancer in a 25 year old female caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of the older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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How can I make sure that im free from the throat cancer cause by the hpv?

How can I make sure that im free from the throat cancer cause by the hpv?

Exam: You can be sure by having an exam done by an ENT physician. Hpv infection affects many people but only very few get cancer related to it. ...Read more

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Is hpv that causes throat cancer only from oral sex or could you get hpv thorat cancer from not oral sex?

Is hpv that causes throat cancer only from oral sex or could you get hpv thorat cancer from not oral sex?

Yes - oral/oral: Epidemiology study showed that open-mouth kissing is also associated with acquired oral HPV infection (Sex Transm Dis. 2012: 39(7):559). The risk increases among smokers or persons with multiple partners. Among all the infections, only small percentage of HPV strains are oncogenic (causing cancers). ...Read more

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What is hpv mrna e6/e7? Is this a high or low risk for cervical cancer? Can it cause throat cancer? Or warts anywhere on body?

Viral proteins: E6 and E7 are proteins made by HPV. There are over 100 strains of HPV, some cause warts, some specifically cause genital warts, a few are causative agent of carcinomas of cervix, anus, vulva, vagina and oropharynx. Get HPV vaccine. See this site for more info on HPV. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm ...Read more

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Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

HPV causes: Most cervical cancer, and has just taken over first place from tobacco and alcohol for oropharynx (throat) cancer. The association and cause is rising and more than 50%. ...Read more

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Throat cancer in someone in their 20's with hpv?

Throat cancer in someone in their 20's with hpv?

HPV infection is: Quite common, but development of cancer is quite rare. These cancers are more frequent in older pateints, but can occur in the 20's. ...Read more

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What percentage of people with throat cancer also have hpv?

What percentage of people with throat cancer also have hpv?

There are: 1.9 cases of oropharyngeal cases/100k. The usuakrisk factors are alcohol and tobacco use. The association with hpv strains is real, awareness in high, and infection with hpv strains is quite common, but transformation to cancer is much less frequent. Young, non-skong women with oropharynx are more likley. Since median age is 43, percent not yet known. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to develop into throat cancer?

Long time: Hpv is nearly ubiquitous, and most people will clear it without intervention. However, some people will not clear the virus and in a small number of patients the virus can be causative for some cancers, including oropharyngeal cancer (largely tonsil and base of tongue). This process is thought to take a long time, on the order of years. ...Read more

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If you have HPV and ur spouse wants to give oral can they get throat cancer?

If you have HPV and ur spouse wants to give oral can they get throat cancer?

HPV: If you have hpv the overwhelming odds are that your spouse has the virus as well. If you have a strain that is implicated in causing malignancy it is certainly possible that this can occur. Would strongly recommend getting the hpv vaccine. If you want to know whether you have hpv see your gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby has throat cancer positive for hpv. does this mean he cheated?

Years to develop: HPV driven cancer of the throat takes several years to develop after the infection. It is not an immediate or short-term process. The infection that led to his cancer would have occurred several years ago. It would be nearly impossible to know when the infection occurred. Without knowing a detailed, complete and honest sexual history it is impossible to use this alone to implicate cheating. ...Read more

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How many new cases of throat cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many throat cancer deaths per year?  what % is female?  what % overall is from hpv?

How many new cases of throat cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many throat cancer deaths per year?  what % is female?  what % overall is from hpv?

Throat cancer: In the United States, 14, 290 new cases of throat cancer are reported a year. For both men and women. The death rate for them was about 1.3 per 100, 000 people in a population. The odds of hpv-positive throat cancer doubled in individuals who reported between 1 and 5 lifetime oral sexual partners.The risk increased five-fold in those patients with 6 or more oral sexual partners. Males have more risk. ...Read more

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Can a male only get throat cancer from hpv if oral sex was done?

Can a male only get throat cancer from hpv if oral sex was done?

No, not true: Throat cancer due to HPV is on the rise, but still uncommon. Cancer-causing HPV types (mostly HPV16) are common in persons who have performed oral sex frequently, but also common in people with no oral sex. People should not avoid oral sex in order to prevent cancer. Get vaccinated against HPV and then no worries, unless previously exposed. HPV throat cancer occurs mostly age 50 and older. ...Read more

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