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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the cervix this can occur in te cells that ...Read more

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How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, i just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, i just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

The : The fact that you have genital warts means you have been exposed to the hpv virus, there are 100's of types of hpv, some causing warts, and other types causing cervical cancer. The only way to tell if you have cervical changes from hpv is to have a pap smear. However, new guidelines from the american college of gynecologists (acog) recommend pap smears not be done until age 21. Acog states, " although the rate of hpv infection is high among sexually active adolescents, invasive cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 21. The immune system clears the hpv infection within one to two years among most adolescent women. Because the adolescent cervix is immature, there is a higher incidence of hpv-related precancerous lesions (called dysplasia). However, the large majority of cervical dysplasias in adolescents resolve on their own without treatment" you should still visit your doctor for their input, and other testing, mainly std when indicated. Even though you have an iud, you still need to protect yourself against std's, this can be done by using condoms with any sexual encounter, including oral, anal, and genital. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid multiple partners
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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. . ...Read more

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Am I at increased risk of developing cervical cancer if I have genital warts?

Am I at increased risk of developing cervical cancer if I have genital warts?

Possibly: Your greatest risk is if you carry the high risk hpv virus. Those strains are not usually the ones which cause genital warts. Your physician can type your virus and let you know. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Know genital warts are contagious and contain the human papillomavirus
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Have your doctor serotype the viruses to look for cancer
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Use barrier protection
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Does the HPV which cause genital warts is more or less to become cervical cancer?

Genital warts: Certain strains of hpv found in genital warts are associated with cervical cancer. Patients and their partners need to be treated and counseled. Females should see a gyn physician to check for cervical dysplasia or cancer. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Avoid having unprotected sex with multiple partners
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Avoid having sex with a partner whose sexual history you don't know
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Be careful to prevent transmission to a sexual partner
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Avoid picking at the warts as they are infectious
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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. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

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