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Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
Surgery
35 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Plantar warts on toe. Since the main cause is HPV, once treated will I still be infected with HPV and will I have increased risk for cervical cancer?

Plantar warts on toe. Since the main cause is HPV, once treated will I still be infected with HPV and will I have increased risk for cervical cancer?

Different HPV: HPV or human papilloma virus is a family of related viruses that infect humans but cause different problems. Some HPV types can cause skin warts (types 1, 2, 4, 60, or 63), some genital warts (types 6 and 11), whereas HPV types 16 and 18 are associated with the risk of cervical cancer. Two FDA vaccines protect against 16 and 18 and when administered before infection, can reduce the risk of cancer

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Dr. Melissa Moffitt Dr. Moffitt
Gynecology - Oncology
13 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What is the relationship between plantar warts on the feet and cervical cancer?

What is the relationship between plantar warts on the feet and cervical cancer?

HPV virus: Both cervical cancer and plantar warts are caused by the hpv virus. However, they are caused by different strains of the virus, thus the hpv vaccination will not protect against plantar warts.

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Dr. Scott Shields Dr. Shields
Podiatry
25 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Does having a plantar wart cause risk for cervical cancer?

Does having a plantar wart cause risk for cervical cancer?

Plantar Wart: There are many viruses that cause warts - more than 40. The plantar wart does not have a connection (as far as I am aware of) with the human paploma virus that is associated with cervical cancer. Your gynecologist will be able to take a biopsy and find out if there is cervical cancer for you. Once you know you can relax of be confident that you are treating it.

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. John Callahan Dr. Callahan
Podiatry
20 years in practice
Other
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Is it possible that a plantar wart gave me HPV or cervical cancer?

Is it possible that a plantar wart gave me HPV or cervical cancer?

No: Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus but a completely different strain than that which causes cervical cancer.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How to know if I have plantars wart and herpes or cervical cancer?

How to know if I have plantars wart and herpes or cervical cancer?

I'd visit a doctor: Your talking about different things...Why not get a physical exam?

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Are warts on hands the type that cause cervical cancer?

Are warts on hands the type that cause cervical cancer?

No, No relationship: HPV infections cause cancer of cervix. Some HPV types cause benign tumors in the ano-genital areas but not on the skin of the hands. The HPV types that cause Cervix cancer are Types 16 and 18...these do not cause warts.

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Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Could I have given my baby the type of HPV that causes cervical cancer during his birth? I don't have warts, just one abnormal pap 1 yr after birth.

Could I have given my baby the type of HPV that causes cervical cancer during his birth? I don't have warts, just one abnormal pap 1 yr after birth.

HPV: We don't do c sections for non genital hpv and even with the genital hpv, we only do it if the warts appear to be severe and or obstructive to the birth canal. I have not seen any issues in babies born to mothers of non wart hpv. In the us we think as many as 35% of women by age 25 have this form of hpv.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Does the HPV which cause genital warts is more or less to become cervical cancer?

Does the HPV which cause genital warts is more or less to become cervical cancer?

HPV: There are over 140 strains of hpv. Four of them cause 95% of the cancers and nine others can cause the remaining 5%. Thus most of the strains do not lead to cancer. There is a vaccine to protect you from the four strains that cause cancer, gardisil. And your gynecologist now during the pap smear can send for testing the new dna hybrid test to see if you have any of the dangerous strains

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Dr. Amy Deeken Dr. Deeken
Pathology
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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I've had warts on my hands since I was a child. Does HPV cause warts on hands and fingers? Am I going get cervical cancer?

I've had warts on my hands since I was a child. Does HPV cause warts on hands and fingers? Am I going get cervical cancer?

HPV causes warts: Hpv causes warts on the hands. It is not related to your risk of cervical cancer. Different strains of the virus cause cervical carcinoma (types 16, 18, 31, and 33. Consider asking your doctor about pap smear and hpv testing if you are concerned about cervical cancer.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts?

Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts?

Different strains: There are over 120 extreme's of hpv. Types 16 and 18 are the most common that cause cervical cancer. Six and 11 are the most common types that cause genital warts.

Dr. John Geisler Dr. Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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If I have the job virus that had caused cervical cancer, not warts, can my husband still  be at risk for genital warts?

If I have the job virus that had caused cervical cancer, not warts, can my husband still  be at risk for genital warts?

Yes: Assuming "job" is a mispelling for "same" or "hpv". The virus that causes genital warts does overlap with the virus that causes cervical cancer. There are different strains of the same virus and the strains most likely to cause cervical cancer tend not to produce as many warts and the strains that cause visible warts in men are a bit less likely to cause cervical cancer.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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?

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

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can the same strain of HPV that causes genital warts also cause cervical cancer? Please let me know

Can the same strain of HPV that causes genital warts also cause cervical cancer? Please let me know

Strains 16, 18: As HPV is the precursor to cervical cancer, it is especially important to know its symptoms. Because HPV is a virus, it can be transmitted to another person even if the host shows no physical symptoms. And not all strains of the virus produce visible symptoms. Certain strains—6 and 11 produce visible genital warts.Strains 16 and 18 are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could this mean I am at risk for cervical cancer because I have flat warts on my face?

Could this mean I am at risk for cervical cancer because I have flat warts on my face?

Different HPV: The strains of hpv that cause cancer of the cervix are different from the flat-wart type you find elsewhere on the body. Your risk is neither greater nor less if you have flat warts on your face. And the question is moot, since hopefully you are sensible enough to get checked on a regular basis for premalignancy of the cervix. Best wishes.

Dr. Paul Neumann Dr. Neumann
Gynecology
33 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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I had genetial warts about 3years ago and got them removed. Does this increase my risk of cervical cancer if I have to go for a colopscopy?

No increased risk: Genital warts and cervical cancer both appear to be caused by human papilloma virus (hpv). However, warts are caused by "low risk" hpv while cervical cancer is caused by "high risk" hpv. If you are having a colposcopy, then you probably have been exposed to high risk hpv. Having had the warts does not increase the chance that you have or will develop cervical cancer.

Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Do the warts on my hands give a woman cervical cancer?

Do the warts on my hands give a woman cervical cancer?

HPV does: Cause "common warts", but usually it is type 1. The most common types are 16 and 18 to cause cancers. Hand warts do not pose a risk.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What types of genital warts are dangerous to become cervical cancer?

What types of genital warts are dangerous to become cervical cancer?

HPV: Hpv types 6 and 11 cause about 90% of genital warts in both men and women. Hpv types 16 and 18 cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases in women. Hpv types 16 and 18 also cause about 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases in women. All hpv types that affect the genital area can cause abnormal pap tests in females..

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

Hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet--parts of your body that feel the most pressure. This pressure also may cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

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