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Can Masturbation Put You At Risk For Vulvar Cancer
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
YES: The most common risk factors associated with vulvar cancer are age, hpv, hiv, smoking, and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. Other risk factors may include bowen's disease, paget's disease, lichen sclerosus, chronic irritant vaginitis (such as with pessary), and employment in laundry and cleaning industry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Family history of colon or rectal cancer is probably the biggest risk factor. A history of polyps also increases your risk. There is some data that show that poor diet, smoking, and constipation may increase risk, but this is still arguable. To decrease your risk, particularly if you have a family history, get screened regularly and follow up on any rectal bleeding. Don't ignore rectal bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: If one maintains good hygiene , not a diabetic ...Read more
Is it true that masturbating to much in the teenage years to mid 20s can put you at risk for prostate cancer?
Does having protected sex put you at any risk for hiv? What are the probability of men getting infected from women? Thanks for the help.
Several: Common endometrial carcinoma has been related to unopposed estrogen, as in obesity, the presence of an estrogen-producing ovarian or other tumor, also to early menarche, never having been a mother, older age, and a hereditary mutation (hnpcc) that also produces colon cancers without polyps. Even if you are not at extra risk, any abnormal bleeding needs a physician's attention. ...Read more
What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?
Age, family history: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening. ...Read more
My potential partner read in a journal my uncircumcised penis increases the risk of cervical cancer. Please provide a fair view and how to prevent it.
Uncircumcised: Uncircumcised men become infected by hpv more often, have higher incidents of lesions on the penis, and have a harder time clearing the hpv virus from the body.Female partners of circumcised men had a lower prevalence and incidence of hr-hpv infection, and women married to circumcised men have lower cervical cancer risk. Cervical cancer is a preventable cancer- papsmear is important screening test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vulvar Cancer: Vulvar cancer is often associated with the human papilloma virus (hpv) and so limiting the number of partners, and having protected sex is always prudent. The development of a white vulvar "patch" that doesn't scrape off and heal, may be an early sign, so a heightened state of vigilance is important, too. When in doubt, always consult your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?
No: But the chemicals, and dyes used in the wig may have carcinogens. ...Read more
Going to hot country. Should I use less than factor 30 sun cream to get benefit of sun for osteoporosis or would this risk skin cancer. Please advise.
I have cervical dysplasia. Will it increase my risk of complications to have sex with a man with metastasized cancer? Without a condom? With?
How long will pap smears take before results are final? And are they necassery if you're not at risk for hpv? Any other causes of cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer: Usually 3 days in most labs. Yes, current guideline recommend you be screened regardless your risk for hpv infection because not all cervical cancer is caused by hpv infection. Women under age 30 should not be screened with hpv testing. The combination of hpv and pap testing is an option for screening women age 30 and older. Other cervical cancer risk include: smoking, oral contraceptive use, . ...Read more
Maybe: AHCC seems to increase immune function, and might make autoimmune diseases worse. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if it's just women who suffer from breast cancer, or can men develop the cancer as well?
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