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What is hpv? What cause it? Is it also true that cervix cancer is cause by HPV only?

What is hpv? What cause it? Is it also true that cervix cancer is cause by HPV only?

Human Papilloma: Virus - hpv. Hpv is a virus. It is associated with about 80%, not 100% of cervical cancers. A vaccine is available to prevent most hpv related cervical cancers and you are at the right age to take the vaccine. Please see your doctor about the vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr won't give me a HPV culture but says I have a wart on my cervix but only cancer causing HPV (have dysplasia), makes 0 sense. Where can I be tested?

Dr won't give me a HPV culture but says I have a wart on my cervix but only cancer causing HPV (have dysplasia), makes 0 sense. Where can I be tested?

Doctor is right: There are hundreds of strains of hpv, some are related to cancer and others are not. Wart causing strains usually do not cause cancer. If your pap smear did not show dysplasia, you are not at increased risk of cancer. Please keep up with your routine pap tests. If the warts are a concern, you may ask to have those removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can masturbating your cervix cause cervical cancer (or hpv)?

Can masturbating your cervix cause cervical cancer (or hpv)?

No: Sorry someone gave you such horrible information. Someone to say to you that a medically harmless activity like masturbation could cause cervical cancer is despicable. My suggestion is not to ask that person any more medical questions again. ...Read more

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On top of cancer, what could cause abnormal cells on the cervix?

On top of cancer, what could cause abnormal cells on the cervix?

What did the person: Who found the abnormal cells say ? Did you ask that person to explain your findings? You can have cervical pre- cancer which is called dysplasia , there are numerous articlesonline that u can read about it but call you doctor as your doc should explain exactly what you have and what you are supposed to do for followup or treatment depending on exactly what you have, also could be chronic cer. ...Read more

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Had smear test today, nurse said could see cells on outside of cervix but not to worry also caused some bleeding i'm so worried now could it be cancer?

Had smear test today, nurse said could see cells on outside of cervix but not to worry also caused some bleeding i'm so worried now could it be cancer?

No special concern: I'll bet the nurse saw the squamocolumnar junction on the visible portion of the cervix. This is common and means nothing, and is actually helpful as it means it's likely that the junction, which is important, will be examined well on the specimen. Bleeding isn't uncommon. I'm glad you are taking advantage of this important health screen. ...Read more

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Can having rough sex injure your cervix? Is it more likely to cause cervical cancer?

Can having rough sex injure your cervix? Is it more likely to cause cervical cancer?

Unlikely . . .: If you're referring to plain ol' penile-vaginal sex with a bit more effort, then "rough" vigorous sex should not injure your cervix any more so than "romantic, artful" (?) sex, which is to say, no. Unprotected sex w/multi-partners, whether all at once or just over time, can increase risk for cervical cancer via HSV infection. One last thought: if you use toys, then I suppose injury is possible. ...Read more

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During masturbation, i touch my cervix with my fingers (washed hands before). Is this likely to cause HPV or cervical cancer?

During masturbation, i touch my cervix with my fingers (washed hands before). Is this likely to cause HPV or cervical cancer?

No: HPV is transmitted from other person (partner) who has genital warts, yes HPV infections a later stage of life will give cervical cancer. At 16 you should consider to get vaccinated. Speak to your parents. ...Read more

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Is there any proved research that taking hormonal-based contraceptive could cause or trigger breast cancer or cervix cancer as well as fallopian cyst?

Is there any proved research that taking hormonal-based contraceptive could cause or trigger breast cancer or cervix cancer as well as fallopian cyst?

No: hormonal activity can only act as a stimulus for an already existing cancer. Gasoline can stimulate a fire, it doesn't cause it. Breast and Cervix cancer have already been shown to be associated with certain viruses which induce the malignant transformation ...Read more

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Does having cancer of the uterus or cervix cause burning in vagina and low back pain? Thank you....

Does having cancer of the uterus or cervix cause burning in vagina and low back pain?
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Yes , late stages: Stop worrying , go and visit your gyn doctor and get a pap smear done, remember early detection is the answer for cure, early curable stages will have stages no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What is cancer of the cervix?

What is cancer of the cervix?

The cervix is: Part of the uterus (womb) that exits the abdomina cavity into the upper vagina. It is exposed to the world of things that you allow to enter you vagina, and all of the exposures it has. Current belief is that most cacx is caused by 2 strans of a virus, hpv. A new vaccine can prevent acquisition and cancer. ...Read more

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How long can people with cervix cancer live?

Depends: A person can live a normal life with properly treated early cervical cancer. Beyond that it depends on the stage of the tumor when first diagnosed and the treatment given. ...Read more

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Do asians have a bigger possibility to have cervix cancer?

Not particularly.: Cervical cancer is a hpv related cancer which is transmitted sexually. Often there is less education on the topic but also fewer women going for screening which can lead to higher numbers of cervical cancer. Here is a good overview of cervical cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer starts at the cervix and spreads to the lympy nodes in your back?

Which type of cancer starts at the cervix and spreads to the lympy nodes in your back?

Cancer of the Cervix: The cancer starting on the cervix is called Cervical cancer(sometimes, it is called cancer of the Cervix). It can spread to the local and regional lymph nodes. such nodes may be located in the Pelvis or along the Aorta which runs along the front of the spine(our back region) ...Read more

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How long can people with untreated cervix cancer live?(p.S can you give me the ans in the numbers of years?)

Depends on stage? : Could be from few months to a few years to many many years - if it is caught in a very early stage and is completely cured. All depend on the stage . Early stage can be cured. It is very important to have regular screening pap smear as recommended by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are the cervix cancer symptoms ?

Bleeding and pain.: Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause. Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor. Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the chances of 14 year old getting cervix cancer?

What are the chances of 14 year old getting cervix cancer?

Unlikely to HAVE yet: Cancer of the cervix would be very rare at this age, but whenever a young woman becomes sexually active, she may pick up one or more of the cancer-causing strains of hpv especially if she has not been immunized. So she may acquire the risk factor if not the actual cancer. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more