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How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

Months to years: Once an hpv invades a cell, active infections occur, and the virus can be transmitted. Several months to years pass before squamous intraepithelial lesions (sil) develop and can be clinically detected. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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How long does it take HPV to turn into cancer?

How long does it take HPV to turn into cancer?

Years/decades/never: Just because you acquire this germ does not mean you will develop cancer. It gives you a heads up so you may be better motivated to do regular health screenings.At the short end cervical cancer (or other forms) may arise after a few years/decades or never. Women have been doing related pap smear screenings for decades before we knew HPV could eventually cause the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take cin111 to turn into cervical cancer?

Months to years: Progression to invasive cancer occurs in approximately 1% of cin1, 5% in cin2 and at least 12% in cin3. Progression to cancer takes a time period of years. Also, evidence suggests that cancer can occur without first detectably progressing through these stages and that a high grade intraepithelial neoplasia can occur without first existing as a lower grade. Pap smears with your doctor saves lives. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to develop into throat cancer?

How long does it take for HPV to develop into throat cancer?

Long time: Hpv is nearly ubiquitous, and most people will clear it without intervention. However, some people will not clear the virus and in a small number of patients the virus can be causative for some cancers, including oropharyngeal cancer (largely tonsil and base of tongue). This process is thought to take a long time, on the order of years. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer?

How long does it usually take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer?

Varies: An important factor is age. The younger the person is, the greater the probability of resolution. The diagnosis is more ominous after age 40, but there is no set schedule or certainty of progress. ...Read more

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How long does it take to go from carcinoma in situ to cervical cancer?

How long does it take to go from carcinoma in situ to cervical cancer?

Not all invasive: Cancers start in situ, and not all in situ cancers ultimately invade...But a lot do. So, there is no timetable of when that you can rely on. It is reasonable to take care of in situ when you find it, rather than trust an unreliable actor to behave itself the way you might like. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to turn into any kind of cancer?

How long does it take for HPV to turn into any kind of cancer?

10 to 30 years: It can take from 10 to 30 years from infection with high risk HPV to formation of a tumor. HPV infections are the most common STD in the US and include both low and high risk subtypes. More about HPV and cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-fact-sheet ...Read more

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How long does it take a colon polyp to turn into cancer?

How long does it take a colon polyp to turn into cancer?

Depends: Fundamental rule once detected must be removed as soon as possible , if general condition permits, . Some polyps like villous adenomas already will have atypical changes or early cancer , if larger than 2 cm will have 40% chance, other types may take months to couple of years for malignant transformation , no one will wait and see. Early colon cancer is curable, removal of polyp will prevent ca. ...Read more

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How long does it take for actinic keratosis to turn into cancer?

How long does it take for actinic keratosis to turn into cancer?

Variable: Actinic keratosis is considered a pre-cancerous condition, however, not all lesions become cancerous. There is controversy about terminology and some people consider actinic keratosis to be cancer. Treatment of the skin lesion can forstall the development of cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for HPV precancerous cell to turn in to cancer cells?

Varies: Most people infected with hpv are able to eliminate the virus. The latent period for the development of cancer is variable and depends on the strain of hpv virus, genetic make of the individual, use of tobacco, hormonal status and immune status. The latent period is usually measured in years. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to become cancer?

How long does it take for HPV to become cancer?

Years/decades/never: Just because you acquire this germ does not mean you will develop cancer. It gives you a heads up so you may be better motivated to do regular health screenings.At the short end cervical cancer (or other forms) may arise after a few years/decades or never. Women have been doing related pap smear screenings for decades before we knew HPV could eventually cause the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take a cancerous actinic keratosis to turn into cancer?

How long does it typically take a cancerous actinic keratosis to turn into cancer?

Months to years: Actinic keratosis is precancerous. The full transformation into skin cancer is a result of multiple number of relevant mutations that "tips" it over to become cancerous. Thus, if an actinic keratosis happens to have most of the mutations except one additional before it turns into skin cancer, it may only take a month of additional uv exposure before that happens. ...Read more

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How long does cervical cancer take to develop?

How long does cervical cancer take to develop?

10-15 years: Cervical cancer is felt to almost always be related to certain strains of HPV infection through prior sexual contact. Most cases of HPV infection do not turn in to cancer. It's believed to take many years for these tissue changes to turn into cancer. It's believed to usually take between 10-15 yrs, even up to 30. However, like most things there's likely much variation, and may be sooner in some ...Read more

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How long does it take for precancerous cells in your body to become cancer?

How long does it take for precancerous cells in your body to become cancer?

Varies: You start acquiring the mutations that produce cancer when your life starts. Cells that a pathologist can tell are "precancerous" signal "time for treatment". Cases in which the mildest of dysplasias of the cervix have turned to invasive cancer in less than a year are well known. Others simply disappear, or never progress. Be glad for early detection -- and congratulations on a likely cure. ...Read more

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Does HPV (warts) turn into cancer? And does it go away and in how long?

Does HPV (warts) turn into cancer? And does it go away and in how long?

Warts don't: There are dozens of strains in the HPV family. Around 4 strains are associated with genital warts but these are not associated with cancer. There are at least 7 strains (non-wart) that are associated with cancer. The primary infection with any strain usually clears in a few years, but the germs can hibernate in the body forever, Cancer can arise years/decades later . ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat HPV cancer?

In 1 wk: HPV, associated with squamous Ca affects two different areas. One is in the vagina cervix and the other in the H&N. In either case, the identification of the lesion and recognition of an association with HPV requires that depending on the extent of disease, neoadjuvant therapy with chemo RT or relatively quick scheduling for surgery should be arranged for. ...Read more

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How long does anal hpv take to become cancer ?

How long does anal hpv take to become cancer ?

Months to many years: The probability that HPV will trigger anal cancers will depend on multiple factors which include the type /strain of the virus, its virulence/oncogenic potential, the status of the immune system of a person, cofactors;In some cases the premalignant and malignant transformation may take months to years and occasionally regress...; in other cases it may take a decade or more for a cancer to occur. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cancer to develop from metaplasia?

How long does it take for cancer to develop from metaplasia?

Depends on the type: This process is quiet varied and can take mints to years and not all metaplasia will turn malignant. ...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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

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