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Cervical Cancer Without Intercourse
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
In rare early stages: In very early stage cervical cancer in patients who are seeking preserve fertility a gyn oncologist will remove only the cervix (trachelectomy). In later stages of cervical cancer a hysterectomy is not done and the cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival is possible in both cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Cervical cancer is treated in different ways depending in the stage in which it is diagnosed. Early stage cervical cancer is treated with a hysterectomy. Later stage cervical cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival rates depends on the type of tumor and the stage when treatment starts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An early cervical caner can be treated (and cured) with a cone biopsy or leep procedure and do not require hysterectomy. Many relatively advanced cervical cancers are treated with radiation therapy instead of hysterectomy - with reasonable success rates. Some cervical cancers are best treated by hysterectomy. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Diagnosed HPV in Pap smear. Only 1 partner, recently had unprotected anal sex with him. HPV spreads to bum from vag? Anal cancer?
HPV spread: The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can produce vulvo-vaginal as well as anal lesions. If you have obvious growths a MD can treat them immediately to decrease your risk of spread. If untreated, anal cancers are a future possibility with the lesions. By the way, your boyfriend should see a MD as well to make sure he is HPV free or not before continuing sexual contact. ...Read more
Do genital warts increase risk of anal cancer in heterosexual men? If so how much? Is anal cancer rare?
HPV: Genital warts which are caused by infections by the human papilloma virus are definitely a risk factor for anal cancer. There is often involvement of genitals and anus by that virus. Genital warts can be treated by a dermatologist with either topical medications or by surgical removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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