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

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Both me and my partner have HPV. She was found to have pre cancer cells and just had the procedure to remove them. What is the next step?

Both me and my partner have HPV. She was found to have pre cancer cells and just had the procedure to remove them. What is the next step?

Be grateful: Comply with the instructions you were given, keep an eye on yourself and report any curious lesions to your doctor, and understand that the woman you loved very likely was saved from a premature death. Cancer of the cervix used to Kill more women than breast cancer does today ...Read more

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I do not have HPV but I've had 2 abnormal paps, the first atypical, the second showing pre cancer cells?

I do not have HPV but I've had 2 abnormal paps, the first atypical, the second showing pre cancer cells?

Follow you doctor's: Instructions. Abnormal pap and even cervical cancer can occur without hpv infection. It is very important that you follow your doctor's advice for follow up testing and repeat paps. God forbid, if the abnormal test persists, there are effective treatments to address the issue, so do keep your appointments with the doctor and see this site
http://women. Webmd. Com/tc/abnormal-pap-test-topic-overviw. ...Read more

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Could HPV and cancer cells inside the cervix be removed with laser treatments?

Could HPV and cancer cells inside the cervix be removed with laser treatments?

Yes: While cancer of the cervix is best handled by a cone resection which allows proper evaluation of depth of in-situ penetration into the basement membrane, much of the endocervical area can be removed by laser but would require close re evaluation to make sure recurrent disease doesn appear. ...Read more

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Had a colposcopy, white spot was found on my cervix. A biopsy done. What could possible outcome b. I have HPV & pre cancer cells I want 2 have kids.

Had a colposcopy, white spot was found on my cervix. A biopsy done. What could possible outcome b. I have HPV & pre cancer cells I want 2 have kids.

Don't worry: The most disturbing thing is that it sounds like your doctor did not explain this very well to you. While I would need more details, if:
1. There was mild dysplasia - pap smears more frequently until the problem goes away
2. There was moderate or severe dysplasia - then you need treatment of the cervix

this should not present a barrier to getting pregnant. ...Read more

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I have HPV and have pre pre per cancer cells I haven't had sex in about 6 months I have an ulcer on my cervix and my right labia minora was swollen?

I have HPV and have pre pre per cancer cells I haven't had sex in about 6 months I have an ulcer on my cervix and my right labia minora was swollen?

See professionals...: You need a professional counseling on the various issues you have in mind, it's not a good idea to address the important matter as described online.

Best luck... ...Read more

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Can the hpv virus on skin killed by radiation? As radiation also can kill cancer cells? Possible or not?

Can the hpv virus on skin killed by radiation? As radiation also can kill cancer cells? Possible or not?

Maybe/but why?: HPV warts are relatively easy to eradicate by freezing, laser and or application of various chemicals. Why would anyone take the risks involved with radiation when less risky treatments are available? Most infestations by HPV strains are removed by the immune system within 2-3 years. However, they can hide in your tissues and resurface on and off for years. Complete cure is not likely. ...Read more

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Had a pap done 2 yrs ago & it show that I had precancerous cells & test positive for HPV prior, didn't follw up with a gyn. Chance of having cancer?

Had a pap done 2 yrs ago & it show that I had precancerous cells & test positive for HPV prior, didn't follw up with a gyn. Chance of having cancer?

Get checked: While the chances of progression are not highly likely if you have had an abnormal pap smear in the past you really need to follow up more than every two years. See your doctor! ...Read more

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My pap was normal last yr this yr it came back ascius they slso detected HPV and its high risk can this be cancer or precancerous cell. I'm scared?

My pap was normal last yr this yr it came back ascius they slso detected HPV and its high risk can this be cancer or precancerous cell. I'm scared?

ASCUS Pap: Ascus with high risk hpv on your pap is telling your doctor to further investigate if there are pre cancer cells on your cervix. This is performed by a test called colposcopy, looking at your cervix under magnification, to identify any abnormal findings on your cervix. A sample of tissue would be taken, a biopsy, and looked at under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I have CIN 1- cell changes - does it mean I have the dangerous types of HPV that cause cancer?

If I have CIN 1- cell changes - does it mean I have the dangerous types of HPV that cause cancer?

Not necessarily: Your pap smear should also come with hpv typing to make that determination. Cin I is a very early change in the cervix and may or may not be a dangerous hpv type. ...Read more

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I have HPV and warts. I am going in for a colosopy due to abnormal cells on pap. Could I have cancer?

I have HPV and warts. I am going in for a colosopy due to abnormal cells on pap. Could I have cancer?

Yes, but: While it is possible, it is not very likely. The most important thing for you is to do your followup, then if your do develop a problem it will be caught early and very likely cured. ...Read more

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Do all HPV strands show abnormal cells in a papsmear or just the strands that cause cervical cancer?

Do all HPV strands show abnormal cells in a papsmear or just the strands that cause cervical cancer?

HPV: The hpv strains that cause cervical cancer (high risk hpv), show more severe changes and abnormalities than the low risk hpv strains. ...Read more

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Causes for atypical squamous cells finding on pap with a negative hpv? Can these cells just go back to normal? Does this mean cancer??

Yes they can become: Atypical cells can be due to many causes. Some of these causes (like infection/inflammation) do resolve and the cells then normalize. Your doctor just needs to keep an eye on this area to make sure that the cells do not get any worse over the coming 5-10 years. ...Read more

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I have HPV and I had a pap. It came back atypical grandular cells. I'm very scared that I could have cancer. I've been tested every 6 months should I b?

I have HPV and I had a pap. It came back atypical grandular cells. I'm very scared that I could have cancer. I've been tested every 6 months should I b?

No: What you describe is not cancer. However you should continue your doctors advice and repeating the pap smears to monitor any further changes. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if he had it but I did and had cryosurgery for cancer causing HPV cell abnormality. He took off his condom I think that means I'm rexposed?

I'm not sure if he had it but I did and had cryosurgery for cancer causing HPV cell abnormality. He took off his condom I think that means I'm rexposed?

Routine Pap smears: Once you have the human papilloma virus there is no getting rid of it. There are many different strains. You can always get exposed to new strain so keep using condoms. The main thing is to get pap smears on a regular basis once you have been exposed to ensure there are no early cancer signs. ...Read more

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I had cryosurgery for cancer causing HPV then had unprotected sex with my bf what are the odds of cell abnormality again?

I had cryosurgery for cancer causing HPV then had unprotected sex with my bf what are the odds of cell abnormality again?

Hard to tell: Cryosurgery can removes the surface lesions of hpv but like a cold sore you will still have the strain in your system & it can return to cause problems. Regular checkups with surveillance reduce your risks. ...Read more

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My pap test indicates a few glandular cells with nuclear atypia and no HPV changes? Is it cancer?

No: What you described is not cancer. However, it would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice for further check ups and tests. ...Read more

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I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

Unlikely: An increased white count can occur for many reasons (eg, with infection, inflammation, stress response, etc). But just because your WBC is up and you happen to have HPV does not mean the two are related. For your HPV make sure that you are up to date with your gyn exams as this is the best way to prevent HPV related cancer of the cervix. ...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?

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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I have had all 4 strains of HPV that causes cancer, in 2006 I had the precancer cells removed, could there still be strains in the anal canal?

I have had all 4 strains of HPV that causes cancer, in 2006 I had the precancer cells removed, could there still be strains in the anal canal?

Continue screening: The HPV strains are with you for life, but as long as you continue screening, you are very unlikely to come down with an incurable lesion as a result of this. Many people are in your situation. Keep on being a good patient and a wise person. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 yr old female and have HPV along with abnormal cells what are the chances of getting cervical cancer? And how often should I get a pap smear?

I'm a 21 yr old female and have HPV along with abnormal cells what are the chances of getting cervical cancer? And how often should I get a pap smear?

Possible: Keeping up with the changes in your pap smear are the primary way you can recognize and treat the issue before it becomes a threat. The timing is best determined by the OBGYN who is following your case. ...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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Can you get HPV from kissing? And if so how long does cancer take to develop

Not normally: Kissing will not transfer hpv, but oral sex can. It takes at least months and probably years for a cancer to develop. Most women < 30 years old will be able to fight off the hpv infection without specific treatment. ...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 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 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

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


Precancerous (Definition)

A precancerous condition (or premalignant condition) is a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to cancer. Premalignant lesion is a morphologically altered tissue in which cancer is more likely to occur than ...Read more