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I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

Cervical cancer: What do you mean by you might have? Did you have a biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis of cervical cancer?
Weight gain can be caused by different things- like depression, hypothyroidism, edema/water retention due to different reasons, or simply increasing intake and being inactive can also increase your weight. Go to see pmd and get yourself checked and check your thyroid function. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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What causes cervical cancer?

Infection with HPV: 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 are the causes of cervical cancer?

What are the causes of cervical cancer?

There are multiple: Risk factors for cervical cancer include: early onset of sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, a high-risk sexual partner, history of sexaully transmitted infection, history of vulvar or vaginal squamous intraepithelial neoplasia, immunosuppression.
In terms of causes the main one is the human papillomavirus (hpv). Subtypes 16 and 18 are the most common subtypes. ...Read more

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Can sex before 18 cause cervical cancer?

Can sex before 18 cause cervical cancer?

Possibly: Cervical cancer is typically caused by a viral infection by the human papilloma virus. Increased numbers of sexual partners increases your risk of getting an hpv infection. ...Read more

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Likely causes of cervical cancer in women?

Likely causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV: Almost all causes of cervical cancer are attributed to abnormal changes of the uterine cervix from previous exposure to certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) obtained through prior sexual contact. It's believed to take many years to develop after initial exposure and so regular gyn check-ups and pap smears are recommended. Recently, a vaccine for younger women (under 26) is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the major cause of cervical cancer?

What is the major cause of cervical cancer?

HPV: Human papilloma virus has been identified as the primary reason of cervical cancer in > 99% of cases. That's why it is paramount for all sexually active women age 20 and older to have their pap smears done on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the cervical cancer?

What are the causes of the cervical cancer?

Some HPV infections: Cervical cancer is generally associated with certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections. This virus most commonly causes genital warts. However there are certain strains such as HPV-16 and HPV-18 that can cause changes in the cells of the cervix which can lead to cancer. HPV is very common but thankfully most infections do not lead to cancer. It's spread by sexual contact. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV: The number one cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papilloma virus (hpv). Other risk factors include socioeconomic status, family history, age, smoking, sexual history, etc. Luckily, your body will clear the hpv within 2 years normally and for most women, the progression to cancer is not a problem. Please get your pap smears on time. This is a life saver and a wonderful test. ...Read more

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What is cervical cancer? And what are the symptoms and causes please? Thx

Symptoms none, bleed: Cancer of cells low part if uterus that is called cervix. Much more common in other parts of the world where pap smear for screening is not routinely done. Hpv is a virus that increases the risk of developing this slow growing tumor. There are vaccines now for hpv. More info and a good review of the topic see link below http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/cervical-cancer. ...Read more

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Can not wearing underwear cause cervical cancer?

Can not wearing underwear cause cervical cancer?

It's through HPV inf: No, not wearing underwear (in and of itself) will not lead to cervical cancer. It is generally a complication of certain strains of HPV infection that is transmitted through sexual contact. Although HPV (human papillomavirus) is very common, only a few strains are believed to be related to cervical cancer. HPV more commonly cause genital warts. ...Read more

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How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

By infecting cervix: The human papilloma virus (hpv) inserts its dna into the human host's cervical cell's dna. It uses the growth factors from the human to reproduce itself. If this gets out of control it becomes cancer. It is more complicated, but that's it in a nutshell. Of course we are still seeking more knowledge and understanding to end cancer as we know it. We are making good progress with cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Not really: There is not a commercially available test for men to get an hpv test. Men can and should get vaccinated between the ges of 9-26 just like women. If genital warts are visible this is a sign of hpv. Up to 80% of men will be exposed to hpv by age 30. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis cause cervical cancer?

Can trichomoniasis cause cervical cancer?

No: Cervical cancer is caused by papilloma virus. There is a vaccine now to prevent infection by the virus and therefore potentially prevent cancer. ...Read more

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Is B12 deficiency caused by cervical cancer?

Usually Not: Here is a good review on cervical cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical cancer and what to do to prevent it?

HPV infections: Human papilloma viruses are being increasingly implicated with cervical cancers.

Prevention is by prepubertal vaccination with Gardasil and cervarix.
Limiting number of partners/ promiscuity and barrier methods will help prevent the disease.

Pap smears have led to very early diagnosis and improved the odds of curable disease being found. ...Read more

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What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

Cervical Cancer: Cancer is a genetic disease. HPV causes cervical cancer by a series of interactions with the DNA of the epithelial cells there. While other means of producing cancerous genetic changes exist, and other cancers occur in the cervix besides squamous and adeno- types, these are not frequent and thus not well studied. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical cancer? Can it be possible to those who had sex earlier their lives?

What are the causes of cervical cancer? Can it be possible to those who had sex earlier their lives?

Screening is needed: Environmental exposures are the most important risk factors in cervical cancer. The risk include-early onset sexual activity, multiple sexual partner-especially with high risk partner- known to have hpv, history of std, immunocompromised etc. Now, the more risk factors the higher your risk is to have cervical cancer. Pap-smear is the key. ...Read more

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Cervical cancer cause to grow new moles?

Cervical cancer cause to grow new moles?

No: There is no relation between these two entities. ...Read more

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Could my bloody urine be caused by cervical cancer?

Could my bloody urine be caused by cervical cancer?

It's possible: If you are having blood in your urine it is important to see your doctor as soon as you can to be evaluated. It is possible for cervical cancer to cause bloody urine however this typically only happens in advanced cases where the cervical cancer is growing into the bladder. ...Read more

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Apart from having sex, are there other causes of cervical cancer?

Apart from having sex, are there other causes of cervical cancer?

Yes: First of all, having sex does not cause cervical cancer. The virus that can go on to lead cervical cancer can be passed by sex as well as any other type of skin to skin contact. Other things that increase risk of cervical cancer are: smoking, herpes infection, HIV infection and not getting pap smears as recommended by your gyn. ...Read more

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Can the estring (estradiol) cause cervical cancer?

Can the estring (estradiol) cause cervical cancer?

Unclear question: Hpv infection, early age at inercourse, multiple sexual partners, smoking, heredity and malnutrition are causative factors. ...Read more

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What happens if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

HPV about 80%: HPV is responsible for about 80% of the cancers. There are other carcinogenic stimuli in the genes and environment. Alcohol and tobacco are two known carcinogens. Other chronic infections of the cervix may also contribute. ...Read more

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What STD may cause cervical cancer?

HPV: Virtually all cervical cancer is caused by a single virus - human papillomavirus (letters capitalized to show why it is called hpv). Certain types of hpv are associated with cancer risk. Other types are associated with benign lesions. There are screening tests for hpv as well as traditional cytological tests - such as pap smears. There are vaccines to protect against acquisition of some types. ...Read more

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Are warts on hands the type that cause cervical cancer?

Are warts on hands the type that cause cervical cancer?

No, No relationship: HPV infections cause cancer of cervix. Some HPV types cause benign tumors in the ano-genital areas but not on the skin of the hands. The HPV types that cause Cervix cancer are Types 16 and 18...these do not cause warts. ...Read more

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Does having a plantar wart cause risk for cervical cancer?

Does having a plantar wart cause risk for cervical cancer?

Plantar Wart: There are many viruses that cause warts - more than 40. The plantar wart does not have a connection (as far as I am aware of) with the human paploma virus that is associated with cervical cancer.
Your gynecologist will be able to take a biopsy and find out if there is cervical cancer for you. Once you know you can relax of be confident that you are treating it. ...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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What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

Low and zero: Cervicitis is often unexplained but folks have looked at the various risk factors and bacterial vaginosis isn't up there, so I doubt it. To cause cancer, something has to actually get into the genes or greatly accelerate turnover and "bv" just isn't going to do this, statistical link or no. Stop worrying. Cervicitis we can treat; cervical cancer we can prevent / treat with due vigilance. ...Read more

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Could cervical cancer cause hair loss?

Could cervical cancer cause hair loss?

No: By the life of me, I can't see how. Unless of course the patient is getting chemotherapy but it would be the chemo and not the cancer causing the hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more