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Can cervical cancer be transmitted through intercourse?

Can cervical cancer be transmitted through intercourse?

No: But the virus that causes cervical cancer (hpv) is sexually transmitted. Things to remember: girls should get the hpv vaccine, women should get pap smears and hpv tests, and everybody should enjoy sex responsibly, please. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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If you have cervical cancer, is it painful to engage in intercourse?

If you have cervical cancer, is it painful to engage in intercourse?

No: For the most part cervical cancer today is CIC. There is no gross lesion and as xuch intercourse will not cause problems especially if treatment such cruoablation has been used. If there is a large ulcerating untreatted lesion the patient will know because of the ensuing hemorrhage. ...Read more

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I'm 25 but I have never had sexual intercourse. How likely it would be for me to have cervical cancer?

I'm 25 but I have never had sexual intercourse. How likely it would be for me to have cervical cancer?

Almost: Impossible. Cervical cancer comes from the HPV virus that you get through sexual contact. It can be gotten through close contact other than intercourse if the contact was close enough though. So still be careful rubbing bare skin to skin if you don't want sexually transmitted diseases ...Read more

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How is young age of first intercourse & cervical cancer related? How many get cancer due to this reason specially in those who have never had papsmear

How is young age of first intercourse & cervical cancer related? How many get cancer due to this reason specially in those who have never had papsmear

HPV exposure: Most cervical cancers are caused by chronic infection with certain strains of the human papilloma virus. Hpv is spread by unprotected sex, and so the earlier age a girl starts having sex, the more likely she is to have more partners and run into one who is hpv+. Pap smears screen for the early changes caused by hpv; if you don't have one you aren't screened or treated, and so have a higher risk. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between cervical cancer and having sexual intercourse with circumcised man?

Is there a connection between cervical cancer and having sexual intercourse with circumcised man?

Not specificly: The present thinking on cervical cancer involves acquiring a virus during vaginal sex that may spend decades in your body before it begins to change your cervix & lead to cancer. Many strains of the virus exist & a man, circumcised or not, may carry it for decades without knowing it. So any carrier man can pass it to you. A vaccine to prevent 4 strains is available but only helps before you get it. ...Read more

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How risky is having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex-partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

How risky is having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex-partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

We don't know.: What you do know is that this new sexual partner has likely been exposed to hpv strains that are the high risk type. However, it is unlikely that you or anyone else for that matter will go through life having never been exposed to hpv. Hpv is extremely common and hpv vaccine, getting regular pap smears and follow up/treatment is the only way to truly prevent cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I have right ovarian pain after intercourse I'm two years post hysterectomy from cervical cancer. Why the pain?

I have right ovarian pain after intercourse I'm two years post hysterectomy from cervical cancer. Why the pain?

Scar tissue: Surgery results in post-operative healing--which generally gives you scarring. The scarring causes unusual pressure or pulling on the organs that remain, which can pull the nerves -- resulting in pain. Different positions may also result in more pain than others. Perhaps you can try something else that would be more comfortable. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

What is the risk associated with having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

Very common: Hpv is prevalent. About 70& of all twenty year olds will acquire it by the time they become sexually active. Most individuals will clear it on their own in a few years so that by the time someone is thirty, only about five percent have hpv. ...Read more

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Could pain during intercourse indicate cervical cancer? If I have pain during intercourse, could this be an indication of cervical cancer? .

Possible but. ...: Anything that causes inflammation or irritation in the vaginal canal or cervix can cause discomfort during intercourse. Infections, benign findings likes cysts or fibroids, as well as metabolic changes that lead to dryness or hormonal changes that can lead to bleeding all can cause discomfort. Cervical cancer is often diagnosed early with no symptoms, but once advanced it can cause pain or blood. ...Read more

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Could pain during intercourse indicate cervical cancer? If I have pain during intercourse, could this be an indication of cervical cancer? .

Could pain during intercourse indicate cervical cancer? If I have pain during intercourse, could this be an indication of cervical cancer? .

Probably not: Cervical cancer rarely causes pain until it is very advanced. A common symptom is bleeding after intercourse but otherwise it has few symptoms which is why women should get their pap smears routinely. When the cancer is early or in its precancerous state, it has no symptoms. ...Read more

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Had cervical cancer in nov 09 they did a radical hysterectomy recently I noticed a faint bloody tinge when I went to the bathroom after having intercourse I haven't had this before should I worry I

Had cervical cancer in nov 09 they did a radical hysterectomy recently I noticed a faint bloody tinge when I went to the bathroom after having intercourse I haven't had this before should I worry I

Yes,: Yes, please see your gynecologist immediately and schedule an immediate evaluation. With your history you must take every symptom extremely seriously. Please have an immediate evaluation by your prior surgeon. ...Read more

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How common is cervical cancer for a 25 year old who has never had a pap smear? I have engaged in sexual activity but have not had intercourse.

How common is cervical cancer for a 25 year old who has never had a pap smear? I have engaged in sexual activity but have not had intercourse.

Uncommon: Most cervical cancers are due to infection with a virus, human papiloma virus (hpv) which is usually acquired through sexual intercourse. Oral sex can transmit hpv and using condom is not protective either. You are too young to have cervical cancer, but I would strongly urge you to seek care for preventive services, including hpv vaccine, though you may have missed the recommended age for vaccine. ...Read more

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If symptoms already show like bleeding during intercourse. How long will I live without treatment if it is indeed cervical cancer?

If symptoms already show like bleeding during intercourse. How long will I live without treatment if it is indeed cervical cancer?

Wrong question!: Please forgive my rudeness. It's because I care about you and because your life may be in danger. Most bleeding during intercourse isn't due to cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are curable -- but only if you drop this superstitious, fatalistic, unrealistic attitude. Be an appropriately assertive woman. This is the 21st century. Pick up the phone NOW and ask to see your physician. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding five days after unprotected intercourse? We pulled out in time apparently. I scared that could be cervical cancer instead?! '

Implantation bleeding five days after unprotected intercourse? We pulled out in time apparently. I scared that could be cervical cancer instead?! '

Unclear question: Have you had a PAP smear done? If not get one and you are still young enough to get HPV vaccination. If you are concerned about being pregnant and are 4-5 past the day for expected period, you may do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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After having intercourse I have pain in my upper left abdomen. Could it be an ovarian problem. Had hysterectomy. Two years ago for cervical cancer.

After having intercourse I have pain in my upper left abdomen. Could it be an ovarian problem. Had hysterectomy. Two years ago for cervical cancer.

Possible: You should see you doctor for an exam and possible ultrasound to evaluate the left ovary. There could be other reasons for your pain. ...Read more

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Vaginal discharge, unusual bleeding for 5months. Cervical cancer? What stage would it b nw? Is it curable? I'm 19yrs. From india. Had intercourse young age.

Vaginal discharge, unusual bleeding for 5months. Cervical cancer? What stage would it b nw? Is it curable? I'm 19yrs. From india. Had intercourse young age.

More info: Vaginal discharge and unusual bleeding are very common and are not usually a sign of cervical cancer at all. Staging is based on pathology specimen (or evidence of metastases). Caught early, cervical cancer is curable. Would need to know what your cold knife cone or leep showed on pathology. ...Read more

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I have been having irregular bleeding (between periods and after intercourse), painful intercourse, foul watery discharge and cervix bleeds when touched for more than 2 years, haven't had a pap smear in 6 and a half years. Could it be cervical cancer?

I have been having irregular bleeding (between periods and after intercourse), painful intercourse, foul watery discharge and cervix bleeds when touched for more than 2 years, haven't had a pap smear in 6 and a half years. Could it be cervical cancer?

Yes, must be checked: Women who are sexually active cannot go 6 years between Pap smears and Gyn exams. Nor can they wait 2 years while having foul vaginal discharge. Cancer is a possibility, and the most serious one. A doctor's evaluation is needed this week. That means not waiting until next week. Friends and family members should be able to help, if financial or transportation help is needed. ...Read more

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How can I get cervical cancer?

Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read more

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Do women die from cervical cancer?

Do women die from cervical cancer?

Yes: Early detection, and early treatment will give best results, late detection and late treatments will results bad prognosis. ...Read more

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How can you catch cervical cancer?

Sexually: Cervical cancer is a cancer almost always caused by exposure to a virus. The virus hpv, is passed sexually. There is a vaccine now for the hpv for those 26 and younger. Pap smears are very effective 92% in picking up changes from hpv and early cancer. ...Read more

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Can people die from cervical cancer?

Can people die from cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: Yes and many do. Go tot wikipedia for details. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to get cervical cancer?

Is it unusual to get cervical cancer?

Depends on exposure: Cervical cancer is a malignant lesion of the opening of the mouth of the uterus. It begins as an insitu lesion with no symptoms and progresses to an ulcerating hemorrhagic tumor that can be difficult to treat. It arises from the HPV virus in uncircumsized males growing in the foreskin of the penis. If a woman gets cervical cancer her husband or partner stills has the penile foreskin. ...Read more

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How could a woman get cervical cancer?

HPV infection...: 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. ...Read more

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Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

No.: The vast majority of cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Masturbation does not cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What's new in cervical cancer research?

What's new in cervical cancer research?

Couple things: Significant advances in image guided brachytherapy have been made and shown improved outcomes for certain women. Some new data suggesting gemcitabine and Cisplatin may be an improvement over Cisplatin alone with radiation. Also a new trial open asking whether additional chemo after chemo and radiation is beneficial for certain women (outback study). ...Read more

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How can I detect cervical cancer early?

How can I detect cervical cancer early?

Pap smear: If you are young...Should get Gardasil but routine gyn visits are best way. ...Read more

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How can cervical cancer be transmitted?

How can cervical cancer be transmitted?

Multiple factors: Human papilloma virus (hpv) is a risk factor. Since hpv is transmitted sexually, it is important to use condoms in order to reduce transmission. Please talk with your doctor about the possibility of having the hpv vaccine.
Smoking is a risk factor. Please stop smoking if you are a smoker. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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