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Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Yes: Cervical cancer is strongly linked to human papilloma virus (hpv) infection. This infection is acquired during sexual contact with a person already infected. Teens can have hpv, and cervical cancer can be a result. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can you get cervical cancer if both partners were virgins prior to sex?

Can you get cervical cancer if both partners were virgins prior to sex?

Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is caused by certain strains of the hpv virus. There is a vaccine to prevent the four strains of hpv that cause 95% of the cancers. This vaccination is vital to your future and to prevent cervical cancer, even virgins get hpv. 96% of americans have been exposed to this virus by age 26. Get the vaccine and encourage your partner to get it as well. The vaccine is gardisil! ...Read more

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Is it true you can get cervical cancer from starting sex at a young age? I started at 14 and only have one partner.We are both HPV free.

Is it true you can get cervical cancer from starting sex at a young age? I started at 14 and only have one partner.We are both HPV free.

Possibly: Having sex at a young age does not by itself cause cervical cancer...Generally if someone starts having sex at a younger age, their likelihood of having multiple sexual partners over their lifetime increases and thus increase the likelihood of getting hpv which can lead to cervical cancer. Please make sure you are seen by your gyn for routine exams and may consider a vaccine such as gardisil. ...Read more

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Could someone get cervical cancer from only having sex one time at age 19?

Could someone get cervical cancer from only having sex one time at age 19?

Possible: It is possible to contract hpv with only one exposure. Hpv is associated with over 99% of cases of cervical cancer - so one could get hpv by having sex once and eventually develop cervical cancer as a result of the hpv. It is unlikely that that would happen and if that woman was having annual exams and paps as recommended the problem could be detected and treated to prevent cancer altogether. ...Read more

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So torn on this. My teen is not sexually active, should I still get her the cervical cancer shot?

So torn on this. My teen is not sexually active, should I still get her the cervical cancer shot?

Please do !: I am aware of the political and religious issues.In my opinion as a cancer doctor, go ahead and give her th 3 shots. If even she remains sexually pure till marriage, her husband might carry the virus and infect her. Up to 30% of throat cancer is caused by the virus and strains which are transmitted by oral sex. President clinton was naive and wrong when he said he did not have sex with this woman. ...Read more

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How do you get hpv-cervical cancer. And if she gives oral sex is it transmitt able or only through sex.

How do you get hpv-cervical cancer.  And if she gives oral sex is it transmitt able or only through sex.

STD: Lots of hpv strains, some have increased risk to develop into cervical ( or oral and throat cancer - note michael douglas). Hpv nay be visible as external warts of genitals, or not ( internal- only internal exam and pap can tell. Contagious, with contact with affected parts. Virus can be shed in vaginal secretions as well. Treatable. Not all hpv strains are pre cancerous. ...Read more

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How do you get HPV and cervical cancer? Can i get cervical cancer even if I have not had sex?

How do you get HPV and cervical cancer? Can i get cervical cancer even if I have not had sex?

Yes: Most common route of hpv transmission is via sexual intercourse. But even without intercourse - genital to genital contact, genital to hand, genital to oral contact are all ways of hpv transmission. ...Read more

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Every month probably about 7-10 days before my period, i get brown bloody discharge that lasts for about 5 days. As i'm a teen, is it cervical cancer?

Unlikely: It is extremely unlikely that you have cervical cancer given your age. It's possible this is related to an infection, especially if its foul smelling. Also may just be small amount of bleeding that you are having between periods that is very light and this blood often appears brown. This occurs when the lining of your uterus is thicker than normal. ...Read more

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