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Doctor insights on: High Risk Hpv Cervical Cancer

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I am 21 years old what are the chances of my high risk HPV turning into cervical cancer?

I am 21 years old what are the chances of my high risk HPV turning into cervical cancer?

Slight: HPV type 16 and 18 are responsible for the induction of cervix, vaginal and oral squamous Ca. For most patients the disease resolves spontaneously over 2 yrs. The persisten infections may lead to malignant transformation.It is estimated that 70% of women and men will come into contact with it during their life. Fortunately 80 to 90% of cases the human papillomavirus will be naturally eliminated ...Read more

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Can you get high risk HPV that causes cervical cancer from just genitals touching or from not having full penetration?

Can you get high risk HPV that causes cervical cancer from just genitals touching or from not having full penetration?

Yes: Hpv is a virus that causes all types of warts. Certain strains (16, 18, 31) r associated with high risk of cervical/laryngeal/anal cancer & can be spread through contact with infected genital skin, mucous membranes, or bodily fluids. Use adequate protection &/or consider getting the hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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If you have double high risk hpv and abnormal cells for 2 yrs straight what are the chances of having cervical cancer?

If you have double high risk hpv and abnormal cells for 2 yrs straight what are the chances of having cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer??: The most common strain of HPV which can transform the cells of your cervix to become cancerous is Type 16. There are other Types of HPV which can do that and perhaps that is what you mean by double high risk. Nevertheless infection does not mean those viruses have performed their nasty deeds yet. You would first get a "Pap" smear done and if + then have a colposcopy to remove those nasty cells. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having cervical cancer when HPV high risk?

What are the chances of having cervical cancer when HPV high risk?

Significant: Your risk to develop cervical cancer off course will be significantly higher due to the high risk for hpv infection as hpv infection is one of the risk factor.. You should protect yourself and as much as possible try to decrease your risk from the hpv infection. Also, i strongly recommend you to have a regular follow up and papsmear with your gynecologist. Discuss further with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

What are the chances of getting cervical cancer when HPV high risk positive?

Very low: I tell my patients that we can pretty much eliminate the risk of them getting cancer from hpv if they follow-up regularly as directed with their primary doctor or ob/gyn. Hpv changes cells of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus that are detectable and treatable before cancer develops. ...Read more

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Dx with HPV 16 two years ago. Now I've been prescribed Enbrel (etanercept) for RA, can this med make worst the HPV and also be a high risk for cervical cancer?

Dx with HPV 16 two years ago. Now I've been prescribed Enbrel (etanercept) for RA, can this med make worst the HPV and also be a high risk for cervical cancer?

Several suggestions: If HPV has been inactive it could be activated technically, though no studies have been done to show this. So, first have your OB-GYN do a thorough exam including a PAP smear, and if negative have the PAP smear repeated regularly. Second call the Enbrel (etanercept) nurse on call for recent reports or changes.* Enbrel (etanercept) is an important RA treatment so stick with it. Alternatives same problem.*1-888-436-2735. ...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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

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