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Cancer Causing Hpv Strains
Do the cancer causing HPV strains "go away"? Is the body able to "fight off" HPV cancer strains so it does not show up on pap results?
Genital warts: The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tested positive for high risk HPV but negative for the strains that usually cause cancer. So why am i still considered high risk? I'm confused
I know certain strains of HPV can cause cancer, is it worth getting the vaccine even if may already have HPV? 31 yo male.
Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more
I have had all 4 strains of HPV that causes cancer, in 2006 i had the precancer cells removed , could there still be strains in the anal canal?
Standard pap+hpv tests for the two strains that cause 70% of cervical cancer, what strains cause the other 30 and can they be tested for?
Others can be checke: Other strains of HPV can also be checked but requires more expensive testing. Ask your gynecologist about it, he/she can explain the nature of tests to be done and the costs involved. The new HPV vaccine covers nine strains of HPV (9-Valent HPV Vaccine) which includes 90% of of cancer causing HPVs. ...Read more
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?
HPV types: Some HPV types are more commonly associated with warts and others with cancers but this is not an absolute distinction. Warts can go bad and develop into cancers in the genital, anal and oral areas. This is why the vaccines include several virotypes. But even then there are many less common types not included which also cause disease ...Read more
Are most strains of HPV not harmful? Can only cause things of no concern(warts on legs and arms, etc). Are the cancer causing forms less common?
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