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Can you get cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Can you get cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Yes.: Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by infection with human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv can be transmitted sexually via skin to genital contact without necessarily engaging in intercourse. Therefore, women who have never had sex can still acquire hpv which would put them at risk for developing cervical cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Can you get cervical cancer if you're a virgin?

Probably not: Cervical cancer is associated with particular strains of a virus (hpv) which is usually only transmitted during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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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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Could a virgin get HPV or cervical cancer even without penetration?

Could a virgin get HPV or cervical cancer even without penetration?

Yes and No: You could get genital warts caused by HPV if you are rubbing an infected penis on the vulva (outer areas). However, you cannot get cervical HPV and dysplasia/cancer without penetration (at least I have never heard or read of such a case). If you are thinking of sex in future, condoms make a great barrier to HPV. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

Is it possible for you to have cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

It would be unlikely: Cancer of the cervix is typically considered a sexually tranmsmitted disease caused by a virus (hpv). But on rare occasions, cancer can occur for totally unknown reasons! ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer if you and your boyfriend had only been with each other?

Can you get cervical cancer if you and your boyfriend had only been with each other?

No: If, and that's a big if, both partners have never had sex with anyone else, then the hpv virus will not have been contracted, and thus will not lead to the risk (by no means is it a certainty) of cervical cancer. But there is no simple means of being sure that your boyfriend is being candid about his prior exposure. ...Read more

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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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Can you get cervical cancer more then once?

Can you get cervical cancer more then once?

CANCER CAN RECUR: Like any cancer, cervical cancer can recur in same place (local recurrence) or 'pop up' in a distant place (metastatic recurrence). Therefore close surveillance is recommended for cervical cancer with frequent pap smears/exams/scans. If the cervix has been totally removed then local recurrence is less likely but still possible. ...Read more

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How do you get cervical cancer or precervucal cancer cells?

How do you get cervical cancer or precervucal cancer cells?

HPV: Cervical cancer or precancer is on of few cancers that is well known to be caused by hpv virus, which is sexually transmitted disease or std. So you get it by having an unprotected sex with someone who carries a virus. ...Read more

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How do you get cervical cancer? It runs in my family, so what are my chances?

How do you get cervical cancer? It runs in my family, so what are my chances?

HPV and partners: There are many risk factors for cervical cancer. Heredity is one. Early age at first intercourse, multiple sex partners, smoking and hormonal status are others. The single most important risk factor is infection with hpv, a sexually transmitted infection. Vaccination to prevent the common cancer causing types of hpv is availabe for girls and young women. ...Read more

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How do you get cervical cancer? What can you do to prevent it from happening again?

HPV and PAP test: Most cervical cancers are due to a virus called hpv. A woman younger than 26 should get vaccine for hpv to prevent cervical cancer. For others regular pap smear examinations are the best preventive strategy. Other issues are delaying the onset of sexual activity, limiting the number of partners and not using tobacco. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Yes: The shot is designed to help prevent acquisition of the initial infection from up to 9 strains of HPV. It only helps if you get it before the infection & only for the strains in the vaccine. Although the vaccine helps with the strains most often seen with cervical cancer, it does not protect against them all. There are at least a dozen strains that are considered risky for genital cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

Can you get cervical cancer despite repeatedly tested HPV negative?

No, not true: Most of time cancer of the cervix is due to hpv virus but not all the time, other factors are involved in genesis. Cancer of cervix could be detected early and possible to cure by early diagnosis, by simple regular gyn visits, with pap smear with out requiring any complex test & interments ...Read more

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If your pap smear comes back abnormal, will you get cervical cancer?

If your pap smear comes back abnormal, will you get cervical cancer?

Not necessarily: Pap test is a screening test. If it is abnormal it does not mean cancer in every case. You need to go back and see your gynecologist. He/she can explain the cause. There are many precancerous conditions which can go away with time. Most such changes resolve on their own and rarely are indicative of cancer development over a period of many years. ...Read more

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I have it in my head I'm gunna get cervical cancer. If I start using condoms everytime will this reduce my risk?

I have it in my head I'm gunna get cervical cancer. If I start using condoms everytime will this reduce my risk?

Yes: Using condoms can help reduce the transmission of certain hpv viruses that can lead to cervical cancer.

The risk of cervical cancer has dropped tremendously with the use of the pap smear.

So, as long as you are safe and get regular pap smears, then your risk is pretty low. ...Read more

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How can I get cervical cancer?

How can I get cervical cancer?

Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to get cervical cancer?

Is it unusual to get cervical cancer?

Depends on exposure: Cervical cancer is a malignant lesion of the opening of the mouth of the uterus. It begins as an insitu lesion with no symptoms and progresses to an ulcerating hemorrhagic tumor that can be difficult to treat. It arises from the HPV virus in uncircumsized males growing in the foreskin of the penis. If a woman gets cervical cancer her husband or partner stills has the penile foreskin. ...Read more

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How could a woman get cervical cancer?

How could a woman get cervical cancer?

HPV infection...: Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. ...Read more

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Odds of getting cervical cancer if a virgin?

Almost zero: I'm generally hesitant to use the words "always" or "never" in medicine as nature usually finds exceptions to every rule. But I would say the chance is close to zero as cervical cancer is generally related to specific strains of HPV spread sexually. I do know of one case reported in the literature. However, I'd say you have a better chance of winning the powerball or being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I will get cervical cancer?

How can I tell if I will get cervical cancer?

See a doctor: There is no test that will tell if you will get cervical cancer. Pap smears should be done annually. Hpv infection or certain abnormalities on pap smear increase the risk for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible tong women get cervical cancer?

Is it possible tong women get cervical cancer?

Yes.: Most cases of invasive cervical cancer happen to women over 30 years of age, but in some instances, invasive cervical cancer can happen at younger ages. If a woman is exposed to a high risk strain of hpv at a young age (through sexual activity) and if her immune system is not successful at clearing the virus, then she could possibly develop cancer in her twenties. A pap test is good prevention. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with cervical cancer?

Pap smear: Usually this will show on the routine pap smear. This generally picks up premalignancy before it becomes serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I be sure I don t get cervical cancer ever?

How can I be sure I don t get cervical cancer ever?

Vaccination and PAP: You can markedly reduce you risk for cervical cancer, by getting hpv vaccination, limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of cervical cancer u can get?

What are some symptoms of cervical cancer u can get?

Variable: In early stage- usually asymptomatic. Common symptoms may include postcoital bleeding, irregular or heavy vaginal bleeding. Vaginal discharge can present-however this is nonspecific. In advanced stage- pelvic pain radiating to the legs, bowel or urinary problem from obstruction/mass pressure-like constipation, problem urinating/renal failure, vaginal passage or urine/stool, etc-can happen. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding cervical cancer?

Could I get some information regarding cervical cancer?

Preventable: Cervical cancer is caused mostly by a viral infection, HPV, that is sexually transmitted. A vaccine is available for women up to 26 years of age. Regular PAP smear examinations can prevent this cancer. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cervical-cancer/basics/definition/con-20030522 ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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