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How Old Can You Be To Get Cervical Cancer
Yes.: Though cervical cancer usually takes many years to progress and develop, if a girl becomes sexually active at a relatively young age and is infected with the hpv virus, it is possible for her to develop cervical cancer. This cancer is very treatable if caught early, so that is why annual pap smears are essential. Also, the hpv vaccine can help to prevent infection in the 1st place. ...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
What is the recommended age to get cervical cancer vaccine? My partner is 26 yrs old female and still hasn't gotten vaccinated yet.
How common is it for a 17-year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, i just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.
The fact that you have genital warts means you have been exposed to the hpv virus, there are 100's of types of hpv, some causing warts, and other types causing cervical cancer. The only way to tell if you have cervical changes from hpv is to have a pap smear. However, new guidelines from the american college of gynecologists (acog) recommend pap smears not be done until age 21.
Acog states, " although the rate of hpv infection is high among sexually active adolescents, invasive cervical cancer is very rare in women under-age 21. The immune system clears the hpv infection within one to two years among most adolescent women. Because the adolescent cervix is immature, there is a higher incidence of hpv-related precancerous lesions (called dysplasia). However, the large majority of cervical dysplasias in adolescents resolve on their own without treatment"
You should still visit your doctor for their input, and other testing, mainly std when indicated.
Even though you have an iud, you still need to protect yourself against std's, this can be done by using condoms with any sexual encounter, including oral, anal, and genital.
Good luck. ...Read more
Can an 18 years old virgin get cervical cancer?
And if the tests proved she had. Can she be treated and have kids?
Not likely: It would be exceedingly rare for that to happen, but, with early detection ad treatment, kids would be possible. ...Read more
I am 20 years old and some of my friends have told me that I can get a shot to keep me from getting cervical cancer. Is it true?
Yes: In the US, there are two vaccines for human papilloma virus. There are many strains of HPV. Some are more virulent than others. One vaccine prevents 4 types of HPV, and the other prevents 2 types. These are a few of the more aggressive types.HPV is very common in the US. Prevention of any kind, be it vaccine or condoms, or abstinence, is recommended. Boys and girls, 9 up to 27 should get vaccinated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Cryosurgery removes some cell from the outside of the cervix, but does not usually lower the chance for pregnancy to occur... Unless significant scarring occurred after the procedure. Depending on how much of the cervix was removed, it may increase the risk of miscarriage. Both of these answers should be easy for an ob-gyn or family doctor to tell you after an examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do girls have to wait until 21 to get a Pap smear, couldn't a 20-year old have cervical cancer?
Takes time: It takes time for dysplastic changes to take place in the cervix after infection with HPV. It doesn't happen overnight, rather years. However, if a girl becomes sexually active at a young age, like early teens, then SHOULD have an earlier first Pap smear. It's not a one size fits all recommendation. ...Read more
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?
Depends on exposure: Cervical cancer is a malignant lesion of the opening of the mouth of the uterus. It begins as an insitu lesion with no symptoms and progresses to an ulcerating hemorrhagic tumor that can be difficult to treat. It arises from the HPV virus in uncircumsized males growing in the foreskin of the penis. If a woman gets cervical cancer her husband or partner stills has the penile foreskin. ...Read more
Twenties...: Many factors are important at determining if someone may experience cervical cancer. Nearly all cervix cancers are caused by hpv. The duration of infection and specific strain of virus are important. Nutrition and the immune status of the patient are also important. Smokers have a higher risk. I know of a 24-year-old woman with invasive cervical cancer. If you are worried, get a pap test. ...Read more
Risk factors vary: The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other STDs are at higher risk for cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Hpv vaccine: Recommended for 11- or 12-year-old girls and boys. The vaccine series can be started beginning at age 9 years. Vaccination is also recommended for 13- through 26-year-old females and 13- through 21-year-old males who have not completed the vaccine series. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal cancer: Des is associated with the development of vaginal adenosis and clear cell carcinoma of the vagina in the offspring of women who took DES during pregnancy. These lesions often occur in girls and young women. Carcinoma of the cervix may occur. Des use was discontinued about 30+ years ago. Regular checks ups with your doctor are advised, even without DES exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV vaccination only helps not to get cervical cancer? Or do they also help block CINs away as well as other types of HPV? Are they lifetime shots too?
Gardasil vaccine...: Gardasil vaccine prevents 4 types of HPV, which cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. A new version Gardasil-9 covers 5 more types (9 total), to prevent 90% of cervical cancers and CIN; ask if available in your country. Vaccine only prevents new HPV, no effect on existing HPV or CIN. 3 doses over 6 months. Research continuing on possible booster dose a few years later, but probably no need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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