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How can I get cervical cancer?

How can I get 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 more

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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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How can I reduce chances of getting cervical cancer?

How can I reduce chances of getting cervical cancer?

Vaccination and PAP: If you are under the age of 25 you should get vaccinated for hpv. Limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. ...Read more

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Can I get cervical cancer between my 3 months check ups from HPV? Will it develop in such short time? If so, will o need to shift monthly tests then??

Can I get cervical cancer between my 3 months check ups from HPV? Will it develop in such short time? If so, will o need to shift monthly tests then??

Follow the protocol: Depending on what shows up on your pap smear, you'll be given the length of time that's safe for follow-up. Cancers take time to develop and there are lengths of time that are reasonably safe for waiting. I'm glad that you understand the importance of this and wish you a good outcome. ...Read more

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How do you get HPV and cervical cancer? Can i get cervical cancer even if I have not had sex?

How do you get HPV and cervical cancer? Can i get cervical cancer even if I have not had sex?

Yes: Most common route of hpv transmission is via sexual intercourse. But even without intercourse - genital to genital contact, genital to hand, genital to oral contact are all ways of hpv transmission. ...Read more

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Can i get cervical cancer in within a year of my leep for severe dysplasia?

Probably not: Cervical cancer is rare at your age (23), and LEEP was intended to remove dysplastic pre-cancer tissue, so whatever low risk there was probably is now gone. However, your doctor probably advised follow-up exams and testing to assure there is no recurrence. Follow that advice, or contact the doctor's office if uncertain about it. Also ask about vaccination against HPV to further reduce future risk. ...Read more

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Can i get cervical cancer this is my first time having sex. I had sex 2 hours ago and i went to the bathroom to pee and when i went to wipe myself i saw little blood. It only last an hour. I had protected sex. Can i still get it even though i had protecte

This is nl but yes: All of your symptoms after first sexual intercourse are normal regardless of whether or not you used protection. Also with or without protection there are std, s condoms don't protect against... Active herpes, pipilloma( genital warts) etc... And condoms are not 100% effective. Aside from all of this if u are sexually active u can get cervical cancer and should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if I've had veruccas, could I get cervical cancer?

What happens if I've had veruccas, could I get cervical cancer?

Maybe: The strains of virus causing genital warts and cervical cancer are different. However, if you had the kind that causes warts, does not mean you do not have the kind that causes cancer. Please see your gynecologist for an evaluation, PAP test and regular follow-up. ...Read more

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I had a leep done 10 years ago, but still have the virus. Will i get cervical cancer?

I had a leep done 10 years ago, but still have the virus. Will i get cervical cancer?

Not Necessarily: Your leep was probably done for cervical dysplasia (high grade sil). Hpv predisposes you to have recurrent disease and simply put, you benefit from continued surveillance or yearly pap smears. If this is done, it is very unlikely that you will get cervical cancer. Take care. ...Read more

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How could a woman get cervical cancer?

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

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


Cervical (Definition)

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