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Do Men Pass Down Cervical Cancer Genetically
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
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
Yes, some, but...: Some variants of HPV notably subtypes 16 and 18 has been known to be associated with cervical & anal squamous cell carcinoma. Hence, it is advisable to exercise the same diligence and vigilance for follow-up for someone with HPV infection as described and concerned. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Concern? To articles listed in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
Misconception: All cancer results from accumulated genetic mutations, but these happen in your body after you're conceived. Occasionally, you may inherit the first mutation from a parent, but the vast majority of cancers are sporadic and probably unrelated to inheritance of any major cancer genes. Anybody can get cancer and you'll do well to minimize your risk and maintain surveillance. ...Read more
If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?
Yes: While most cases of breast cancer are not related to heredity, those that are can be inherited from either parent. Furthermore, a man that harbors this genetic predisposition is at personal risk for breast cancer and can pass this risk to his children. If you have multiple family members with breast cancer, there is a simple blood (brca test) test to determine if you have inherited that risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I see that young men can't get testicular cancer still unsure. Can young men at the age of 20 get testicular tumors/cancer?
Men from: Puberty through mid 30's are at peak age of testis cancer...Sayikng that, any age can get testis cancer and lumps and changes warrant exams. Disease is highly curable, and the earlier one detects, the less treatment. However, even disease spread to lungs and brain can be cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV causes cancer: Yes- in fact there are more than 100 strains of HPV -and a few of them cause cancer. That can be cervical cancer, anal cancer, or some other cancers (like head and neck). The good news is there is a vaccine for HPV that helps prevent some of this from happening. Although the age indication goes up to 26, you should talk to your doc - if you have a lot of risk factors, you might benefit from it. ...Read more
I'm aware of the connection between sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Does HPV infection increase cancer risk in men, too?
The short answer is yes, but the specific risks are different for men: Most of the time, HPV infection doesn't cause any signs or symptoms in either sex, although some types of HPV cause genital warts. Typically, the immune system eliminates the virus without treatment within about two years. Until the virus is gone, you can spread it to your sex partners. But certain types of HPV, known as high-risk types, may cause persistent infection, which can gradually turn into cancer. Malignancies that can be caused by HPV include cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and oropharynx — the back of the mouth and upper part of the throat. Men who have HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and men who have sex with other men are at particular risk of anal, penile and throat cancers associated with persistent HPV infection. The rate of oropharyngeal cancers has been on the rise recently, especially in men. Men can prevent the types of HPV that cause most genital warts and anal cancer by receiving an HPV vaccine. These were originally approved as a cervical cancer vaccine for girls and young women, and they're now approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of anal, vulvar and vaginal cancers, too. The vaccines are recommended for males ages 9 to 26. The best time to get the vaccine is before sexual activity begins. Although these vaccines are not yet approved for preventing HPV-related penile and oropharyngeal cancer, recent studies suggest that these vaccines may be effective for preventing these cancers as well. You may also lower your risk of contracting HPV by using a condom every time you have sex. However, condom use isn't considered a substitute for HPV vaccination in those who are eligible for the vaccine. ...Read more
All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer. No way to targethpv in men?
Round up the kids: The Gardasil vaccine is for both boys and girls, so it is up to each family to round up the kids and take them to the doctor for shots and annual check-ups. The way to prevent infection (and future transmission) of the 2 "bad" strains of cancer-causing hpv, and the 2 strains that are the main cause of genital warts, is to vaccinate kids in middle school or high school (definitely before college). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?
Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: The most practical known advice is to be diligent and vigilant to have annual PAP smear and colposcopy, which are within our control and what we can do, and I would not sit to imagine, speculate, and worry about that is beyond our control since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation for survival and growth. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Probably not.: Sexual activity and cervical dysplasia are each independent risk factors for developing cervical cancer. However, the latter is a significantly larger risk as this is the immediate precursor to cancer. Having sex may expose you to other types of hpv, this virus that causes cervical cancer, and that may increase your risk. So, protect yourself to minimize risk of re-infection with hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much estrogen gets into system using vaginal estrogen. Family history of breast cancer but not me. ?
Varies: Per the med insert: Premarin (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream should not be used if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, have or had cancer, had a stroke or heart attack, have or had blood clots or liver problems, have a bleeding disorder, are allergic to any of its ingredients. This is due to significant absorption thru the vaginal mucosa which is dose dependent. Not the same risk for someone with family history only ...Read more
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