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Do You Have To Have Hpv To Get Cervical Cancer
Sexual contact.: In general, genital hpv infections (cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, anus/perianus, penis, and scrotum) are spread by sexual contact. Some strains of hpv in some patients can progress through a process called dysplasia or intraepithelial neoplasia ('premalignant changes') to develop into cancer. Always practicing safe sex with condoms can decrease the risk of acquiring and spreading diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Yes: The shot is designed to help prevent acquisition of the initial infection from up to 9 strains of HPV. It only helps if you get it before the infection & only for the strains in the vaccine. Although the vaccine helps with the strains most often seen with cervical cancer, it does not protect against them all.There are at least a dozen strains that are considered risky for genital cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? hurt ?: All shots hurt some & this does a more than average. Although the testing and approval for this vaccine was age 9-26, I see no reason to believe that getting it a year early would "hurt" the immune response it is designed to create. It would likely be effective if given to any kid with a normal immune system over the age of 4. ...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
No , not true: Most of time cancer of the cervix is due to hpv virus but not all the time, other factors are involved in genesis . Cancer of cervix could be detected early and possible to cure by early diagnosis , by simple regular gyn visits, with pap smear with out requiring any complex test & interments ...Read more
Probably...: Known to us, every life event or disease is always caused by multiple factors. Somehow, HPV has special affinity to cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, rectum, & oropharynx, and estimated that 90% of cervical cancer are probably caused by some types of HPV, especially 16 & 18 for some 65%. More? Review article in https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm. ...Read more
Is it true you can get cervical cancer from starting sex at a young age? I started at 14 and only have one partner.We are both HPV free.
Possibly: Having sex at a young age does not by itself cause cervical cancer...Generally if someone starts having sex at a younger age, their likelihood of having multiple sexual partners over their lifetime increases and thus increase the likelihood of getting hpv which can lead to cervical cancer. Please make sure you are seen by your gyn for routine exams and may consider a vaccine such as gardisil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you get hpv-cervical cancer. And if she gives oral sex is it transmitt able or only through sex.
STD: Lots of hpv strains, some have increased risk to develop into cervical ( or oral and throat cancer - note michael douglas). Hpv nay be visible as external warts of genitals, or not ( internal- only internal exam and pap can tell. Contagious, with contact with affected parts. Virus can be shed in vaginal secretions as well. Treatable. Not all hpv strains are pre cancerous. ...Read more
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