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Doctor insights on: Cervical Cancer Hpv Shot

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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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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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HPV vaccination only helps not to get cervical cancer? Or do they also help block CINs away as well as other types of HPV?Are they lifetime shots too?

HPV vaccination only helps not to get cervical cancer? Or do they also help block CINs away as well as other types of HPV?Are they lifetime shots too?

Gardasil vaccine...: ...prevents 4 types of HPV, which cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. A new version Gardasil-9 covers 5 more types (9 total), to prevent 90% of cervical cancers and CIN; ask if available in your country. Vaccine only prevents new HPV, no effect on existing HPV or CIN. Three doses over 6 months. Research continuing on possible booster shot a few years later, but probably not. ...Read more

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How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

By infecting cervix: The human papilloma virus (hpv) inserts its dna into the human host's cervical cell's dna. It uses the growth factors from the human to reproduce itself. If this gets out of control it becomes cancer. It is more complicated, but that's it in a nutshell. Of course we are still seeking more knowledge and understanding to end cancer as we know it. We are making good progress with 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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What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

Cervical Cancer: Cancer is a genetic disease. HPV causes cervical cancer by a series of interactions with the DNA of the epithelial cells there. While other means of producing cancerous genetic changes exist, and other cancers occur in the cervix besides squamous and adeno- types, these are not frequent and thus not well studied. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is cervical cancer or hpv?

How do I know if it is cervical cancer or hpv?

Not either / or: These two things are not mutually exclusive and they are very different in presentation if not related. Cervical cancer is something that can be detected by a paps smear and pelvic exam by your gyn or primary doctor. While many cervical cancers are induced by hpv which is a virus, the common presence of hpv alone often is asymptomatic. ...Read more

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If you have HPV does that mean cervical cancer?

If you have HPV does that mean cervical cancer?

NONO: Hpv in some people can cause precancer and cancer but you can have hpv and a normal cervical pap, some people with hpv can become hpv neg over time, if u have hpv you doc should be following u and your doc should diagnose precancer before it turns into cancer usually. ...Read more

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What is the link between HPV and cervical cancer?

Viral particles : The connection was solidified when analysis of certain cancers , e.g. Cervical cancer , has revealed hpv virus in those tumors ... ...Read more

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Can HPV turn into cervical cancer in only a few months?

Can HPV turn into cervical cancer in only a few months?

No: Cervical cancer tends to be a rather slowly developing/progressing cancer, and typically takes many years to progress to cancer (if untreated or undiagnosed) from the time one first contracts the hpv to the development of cancer. (also: getting the high risk hpv virus infection does not mean that one will develop cancer). ...Read more

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How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

Months to years: Once an hpv invades a cell, active infections occur, and the virus can be transmitted. Several months to years pass before squamous intraepithelial lesions (sil) develop and can be clinically detected. ...Read more

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How was the causation of cervical cancer by HPV proven?

Multiple Studies: Here is an early article from 1985: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2994541 Basically, the link rests on: (1) always finding HPV infection in cervical cancer tumors, and (2) experimentally inducing cervical cancer in lab animals with HPV or similar viruses. The fact that HPV immunization reduces risk of cervical cancer by about a factor of 20 is additional evidence of the connection. ...Read more

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Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Not really: There is not a commercially available test for men to get an hpv test. Men can and should get vaccinated between the ges of 9-26 just like women. If genital warts are visible this is a sign of hpv. Up to 80% of men will be exposed to hpv by age 30. ...Read more

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What are the chances of HPV turning into cervical cancer?

What are the chances of HPV turning into cervical cancer?

Hard to say: About 80% of the cervical cancers have hpv as the major causative factor. However, only a very small proportion of the women infecred with hpv develop cervical cancer. Girls/women 9-26 yrs of age should get vaccinated against hpv. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cervical cancer without having hpv?

Unlikely: Most cervical cancers are caused by chronic exposure to hpv. Very rarely, other, more esoteric cancers occur in the cervix that may be related to other causes. Pap smears will find the early stages of virtually of cervical cancers. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cervical-cancer/ds00167. ...Read more

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What to do if I have HPV cervical cancer can I have children?

What to do if I have HPV cervical cancer can I have children?

Yes, you can, but...: Asking your ob-gyn-doctor for specific questions is the right thing to do, but it noteworthy to be concerned of high-risk pregnancy due to higher age than usually preferred. Overall after balancing the pros and cons, it is probably not worthwhile. Nonetheless, ask your ob-gyn doc. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to be safe from HPV and cervical cancer?

Condoms & Gardasil: Course of 3 Gardasil injections will protect males & females from 4 sub-types of hpv responsible for 90 % of genital hpv infection & 75% or cervical cancer cases provided they have not previously exposed to this hpv sub-types. Condoms will protect against direct contact & thus infection provided there are no hpv lesions on scrotum, base of penis, labia or vulva. ...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?

? hurt ?: All shots hurt some & this does a more than average. Although the testing and approval for this vaccine was age 9-26, I see no reason to believe that getting it a year early would "hurt" the immune response it is designed to create. It would likely be effective if given to any kid with a normal immune system over the age of 4. ...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?

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

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)

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