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Doctor insights on: Cervical Cancer If A Virgin

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Odds of getting cervical cancer if a virgin?

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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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I am being taken for my cervical cancer vaccination...I am not a virgin...Will I go through a pelvic exam...? . As the doctor is a family doctor?

I am being taken for my cervical cancer vaccination...I am not a virgin...Will I go through a pelvic exam...? . As the doctor is a family doctor?

No exam needed.: The american society for cervical pathology (the people who make the rules about pap smears) don't recommend these exams until age 21; whether you're a virgin or not doesn't matter. So if an exam is what's making you anxious about getting the vaccine, don't worry; get the vaccine. Seriously. It prevents cancer. Totally worth it. You can always refuse an exam. It's your body, your rules.

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Can a 18 years old virgin get cervical cancer? And if the tests proved she had. Can she be treated and have kids?

Not likely: It would be exceedingly rare for that to happen, but, with early detection ad treatment, kids would be possible.

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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.

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Can a virgin who has also gotten the HPV vaccination, gardasil, develop cervical cancer? 18 y/o

Gardasil: Since gardasil protects against certain strains only, it is still possible to develop cervical cancer.Gardasil is about 80 percent effective

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I'm not virgin I want to know if its okay to take vaccine for virus which called cervical cancer?

Yes: The vaccine to prevent cervical cancer is most effective if given before exposure to human papillomavirus the greatest risk is in the group of women who smoke and are exposed to 5 partners before age 25. Use of the vaccine plus regular pap smears will help to prevent cervical cancer, .

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Who gets cervical cancer?

Who gets cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer has a number of risk factors. The risk factors all are linked to an increase chance of having hpv. The risk factors include: smoking, sex before 18, 2 or more lifetime sex partners, partner with 2 or more sex partners, IV drug use, low socioeconomic status. Anyone can get cervical cancer but people with these risk factors are at increased risk.

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What causes cervical cancer?

Infection with HPV: 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.

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Is cervical cancer hereditary?

HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too.

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How lethal is cervical cancer?

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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Cervical Cancer: Review literature: in the US over 12, 000 new invasive cervical cancers and about 4000 cancer related death happened each year. With HPV vaccination this number expected to decrease more. In developing countries, especially in Africa the prevalence of invasive cervical and the death rate is much higher. In Africa it is still number one cause of cancer related death for women.

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