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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Hpv From Your Partner If It Has Already Turned Into Cervical Cancer

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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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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I know a certain strain of HPV causes cervical cancer. Is it more likely to get penis cancer if your partner has had cervical cancer?

I know a certain strain of HPV causes cervical cancer. Is it more likely to get penis cancer if your partner has had cervical cancer?

Not the case: Almost all cases of penile cancer are associated with male being uncircumcised with a tight poreskin (phimosis) preventing adequate penile hygeine. Men do not develop penile cancer from partners who develop cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

Sexual contact.: In general, genital hpv infections (cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, anus/perianus, penis, and scrotum) are spread by sexual contact. Some strains of hpv in some patients can progress through a process called dysplasia or intraepithelial neoplasia ('premalignant changes') to develop into cancer. Always practicing safe sex with condoms can decrease the risk of acquiring and spreading diseases. ...Read more

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

Cancer w/Gardasil: As ben franklin was wont to say, "nothing is guaranteed in life except for death and taxes". Anything is possible. ...Read more

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Can the HPV (cervical cancer) jab hurt that you get in year 8?

Can the HPV (cervical cancer) jab hurt that you get in year 8?

IT IS NOT GIVEN AT 8: Yes the shot hurts but it is recommended to be given ages9to26.We usually start at age 11 years here in nj. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cervical cancer from anything other than hpv?

Is it possible to get cervical cancer from anything other than hpv?

Other risk factors: Cervical cancer is commoner in women who start having sex early, have multiple partners, and use tobacco. About 80% of the cervical cancers are associated with hpv, the exact cause of the remaining ones is not generally known. ...Read more

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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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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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How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

Probably...: Known to us, every life event or disease is always caused by multiple factors. Somehow, HPV has special affinity to cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, rectum, & oropharynx, and estimated that 90% of cervical cancer are probably caused by some types of HPV, especially 16 & 18 for some 65%. More? Review article in https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

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