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Getting Cervical Cancer
Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on exposure: Cervical cancer is a malignant lesion of the opening of the mouth of the uterus. It begins as an insitu lesion with no symptoms and progresses to an ulcerating hemorrhagic tumor that can be difficult to treat. It arises from the HPV virus in uncircumsized males growing in the foreskin of the penis. If a woman gets cervical cancer her husband or partner stills has the penile foreskin. ...Read more
HPV infection...: 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
CANCER CAN RECUR: Like any cancer, cervical cancer can recur in same place (local recurrence) or 'pop up' in a distant place (metastatic recurrence). Therefore close surveillance is recommended for cervical cancer with frequent pap smears/exams/scans. If the cervix has been totally removed then local recurrence is less likely but still possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Most cases of invasive cervical cancer happen to women over 30 years of age, but in some instances, invasive cervical cancer can happen at younger ages. If a woman is exposed to a high risk strain of hpv at a young age (through sexual activity) and if her immune system is not successful at clearing the virus, then she could possibly develop cancer in her twenties. A pap test is good prevention. ...Read more
Yes.: Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by infection with human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv can be transmitted sexually via skin to genital contact without necessarily engaging in intercourse. Therefore, women who have never had sex can still acquire hpv which would put them at risk for developing cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Twenties...: Many factors are important at determining if someone may experience cervical cancer. Nearly all cervix cancers are caused by hpv. The duration of infection and specific strain of virus are important. Nutrition and the immune status of the patient are also important. Smokers have a higher risk. I know of a 24 year old woman with invasive cervical cancer. If you are worried, get a pap test. ...Read more
Risk factors vary: The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is caused by certain strains of the hpv virus. There is a vaccine to prevent the four strains of hpv that cause 95% of the cancers. This vaccination is vital to your future and to prevent cervical cancer, even virgins get hpv. 96% of americans have been exposed to this virus by age 26. Get the vaccine and encourage your partner to get it as well. The vaccine is gardisil! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If, and that's a big if, both partners have never had sex with anyone else, then the hpv virus will not have been contracted, and thus will not lead to the risk (by no means is it a certainty) of cervical cancer. But there is no simple means of being sure that your boyfriend is being candid about his prior exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In order to get cervical cancer you must first go thru precancerous cells? If yes How long it takes from there to cancer aproximatly? Thank you
Yes, 7-10 years: Cells do not go from normal to cancerous overnight. Instead they become precancerous and it takes 7-20 years to progress (though often it regresses and heals on its own). Thus, screening by pap smear every 3-5 years can prevent most cervical cancer. See http://screening.iarc.fr/doc/RH_natural_history_of_cc_fs.pdf ...Read more
Can a woman get cervical cancer after a one night stand? Is my one night stand responsible for me getting cercical cancer or my ex? It happened a long time ago and i'm fine. Just want to know.
HPV and partners: There are many risk factors for cervical cancer. Heredity is one. Early age at first intercourse, multiple sex partners, smoking and hormonal status are others. The single most important risk factor is infection with hpv, a sexually transmitted infection. Vaccination to prevent the common cancer causing types of hpv is availabe for girls and young women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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