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How Likely To Get Throat Cancer Due To Hpv
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
I know a certain strain of HPV causes cervical cancer. Is it more likely to get penis cancer if your partner has had cervical cancer?
Depends...: Radiotherapy does come with an increased risk of cancer. Children are particularly sensitive to radiation. Radiation to the head/neck region is a risk factor for thyroid cancer. The amount, frequency, and type of radiation that you receive are all factors in the development of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little or no risk: HPV is not spread through the air or in the environment, e.g. touching surfaces, in toilets, by towels, etc. Almost all cases are by sex, virgins not at risk. However, there is slight risk from some kinds of sex without penetration, especially oral sex; and maybe rare cases by hand-genital contact, fingiering, etc. Get vaccinated to prevent the 9 most common and most dangerous HPV types. ...Read more
Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnosed with HPV 18, but normal Pap smear. Is there anything I can do to combat this virus? Can you get cancers other than cervical from it?
HPV: 70% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV 16 and 18, no other cancers are caused by cervical HPV. In a female age 11 to 26 the HPV vaccine is to be recommended, if 31 is your correct age (?) usually periodic screening is what is recommended. You should talk with your OBG about your best next step, and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not...: ...but it depends a bit on what you mean by "making out". The large majority of genital HPV infections are acquired by intercourse, i.e. vaginal or anal sex. Oral sex may account for a few cases. (Do you consider that "making out"?) HPV is not transmitted by kissing or hand-genital contact, or so rarely it can be ignored. ...Read more
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 somebody tell me how much you would need to be near smokers to get killed or get cancer from secondhand smoking?
No simple answer: But cases where people have gotten cancers related to smoking from second hand smoke involved very high level exposure over long periods of time - people working in bars/restaurants where there was lots of smoke, people living with smokers in the household who smoked indoors etc. Casual exposures from time to time are unlikely to cause any major or permanent harm, and certainly not getting killed. ...Read more
How definite is it to get cervical cancer by HPV? 100%? Do all patients carrying the virus get it even with proper observation and tests?Is HPV fatal?
No. Not at all.: HPV is dozens of different viruses and several of them make it possible for a woman to get cervical cancer. However, if you keep up surveillance, your chance of dying of this are near zero. And most women with these strains won't have problems, period. If you've not been immunized and have the chance, ask your physician about this. ...Read more
Yes, rarely: A person who is infected with hpv, and has cervical dysplasia, could potentially develop cervical cancer. However, with good follow up with your doctor, the diagnostic tools and preventive techniques that we use today make this unlikely. Again, i stress the importance of regular follow up and care, if your doctor is concerned, they may do a colposcopy and biopsy, and remove concerning tissue. ...Read more
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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