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Can Polyps Be Cancer With Hpv
No it is not: This is a benign growth that can be found on the vulva or in the vagina. It can be hormone sensitive, if someone were taking hormones. It is not caused by HPV but to be certain, one should have a biopsy done. I assume by this question that this has been done. Here is a reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3716997/ ...Read more
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
A doctor recently wrote that most cervical polyps are caused by HPV and my practitioner said that polyps are not caused by hpv. Which is true? Obgyns?
HPV -abnl cervix: Hpv is definitely related to abnormal findings on pap testing and certain strains of hpv are associated with pre cancerous changes & cancer of the cervix. So much so that hpv testing is becoming more important than pap testing. Cervical polyps may be precancerous or contain a cancer but are often due to benign causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesn't treat it: Gardasil is a vaccine which includes strains of the virus known to cause hpv & related cervical, vaginal, anal & throat cancers.If given prior to infection, the body develops protective levels of antibodies. These antibodies will stop the germ from infecting you if exposed later. The vaccine does nothing to treat anyone after they have the germ in their system or have a related cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap test...: High risk strains of hpv (human papilloma virus) can infect many body sites including the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum, perineum, anus, lips, oral lining, tongue and tonsils. The virus can cause warts, dysplasias (pre cancers) and cancers. The most common test to detect precancers is the pap test. Anal pap tests can also be performed. If lesions are present, these can be biopsied. ...Read more
A number of things: Tests for HPV DNA are being done on routine pap smears more and more often and are beginning to replace cytology (looking at cells). If you are asking about when the patient already has cancer, the tumor itself can be tested for the presence of HPV by many methods. An antibody called "p16" is commonly used as well as a method called "in-situ hybridization." ...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
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