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Doctor insights on: Etiology Of Hpv

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Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

HPV causes: Most cervical cancer, and has just taken over first place from tobacco and alcohol for oropharynx (throat) cancer. The association and cause is rising and more than 50%. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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Besides low-risk strains of HPV & secondary stage of syphilis, are there any other possible causes for genital warts?

Besides low-risk strains of HPV & secondary stage of syphilis, are there any other possible causes for genital warts?

Here are some...: Genital wart is specific for HPV-infected skin lesions. Known to us, one with one kind of STD has higher likelihood to have other kinds of STD coming along. Specific for HPV, many of the HPV-infected may remain asymptomatic and in 2-3 years, they become clear if no reinfection occurs. More? Ask the treating Doc for detail. ...Read more

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How was the causation of cervical cancer by HPV proven?

How was the causation of cervical cancer by HPV proven?

Multiple Studies: Here is an early article from 1985: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2994541 Basically, the link rests on: (1) always finding HPV infection in cervical cancer tumors, and (2) experimentally inducing cervical cancer in lab animals with HPV or similar viruses. The fact that HPV immunization reduces risk of cervical cancer by about a factor of 20 is additional evidence of the connection. ...Read more

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Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Yes: If your physician can biopsy the warts then the cause can be determined accurately. If you want to avoid this you can get blood tests for syphillis to make sure you do not have syphillis. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which strain of HPV increases the risk of anal/rectal cancer?

Expert opinions? Which strain of HPV increases the risk of anal/rectal cancer?

Most risk with 16/18: Squamous carcinoma of the anus is most often mediated / caused by infection with high risk hpv (in both men and women). There more than 10 types of hpv that are 'high risk'. Of those, types 16 and 18 are most strongly associated with progression to invasive cancer. In general, rectal cancers are not caused by hpv infections. ...Read more

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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...Read more

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How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

Not common.: This is probably a rare cause. The most common causes are tobacco use (including smokeless) and alcohol use. ...Read more

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How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

Genital warts: The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. ...Read more

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What is the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

What is the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

6 and 11: The most common serotypes that infect the genitalia and anal area include hpv-18, hpv-16, hpv-11 and hpv-6. However, the most common serotypes that are associated with genital warts are hpv-6 and hpv-11. http://www.bestgenitalwartstreatment.org/what-causes-genital-warts. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical dysplasia besides hpv?

What are the causes of cervical dysplasia besides hpv?

Depends on multiple: Factors. Hpv accounts for about 80% of cervical cancers. Other risk factors for cancer and by extension for dysplasia are age at first intercourse, number of partners, smoking and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What types of HPV aren't contagious ?

What types of HPV aren't contagious ?

All HPV are contagio: All hpv viruses are contagious but not all cause symptoms or genital wartssome will cause no symptoms and clear with time. ...Read more

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Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

HPV types: Some HPV types are more commonly associated with warts and others with cancers but this is not an absolute distinction. Warts can go bad and develop into cancers in the genital, anal and oral areas. This is why the vaccines include several virotypes. But even then there are many less common types not included which also cause disease ...Read more

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What are the different strains of HPV genital warts? Which is worse?

> 100 strains of HPV: 2 types HPV-16 & HPV-18 are responsible more cancers of cervix, vagina introitus & penis than any of the others. Thus are the worst. Cancer takes 15 - 20 years to develop. Check www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV ...Read more

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Does the type of HPV that causes genital warts also cause mouth warts?

Does the type of HPV that causes genital warts also cause mouth warts?

Rarely: Genital HPV warts are usually limited to the genital skin. In certain conditions like HIV which can severely weaken the body's immune system, HPV associated warts can occur on the vermillion or red part of the lips. When warts occur on the normal skin beyond the lips, it is a different wart virus strain,the one that produces the common wart. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

RNA virus: Chikungunya belongs to family Togaviridae & genus Alphavirus. It is an RNA virus. ...Read more

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What are the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

What are the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

6, & 11: About 90% of genital warts are caused by 2 specific hpv types (6 and 11) and are the least likely to have cancer-causing potential. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10-20% of people over a period of 3-4 months. There at a variety of therapies available to help remove and suppress them. They are quite contagious when present. ...Read more

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What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

Wish I knew.: There is some evidence that excessive exposure to chemicals such as benzene may lead to an increased incidence of chronic myeloid leukemia, and excessive exposure to radiation has also been implicated. Cllhas been linked to pesticide exposure in some-but not all-studies. In animals, diseases like cll are usually caused by a virus. In practice a doctor rarely finds the cause of a patients leukemia. ...Read more

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