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Doctor insights on: Hpv And Cervical Cancer Symptoms

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Are you familiar with cervical cancer symptoms and signs?

Are you familiar with cervical cancer symptoms and signs?

Depends on stage: Early cervical cancer usually has no symptoms or signs. It is important to have regular pap examinations for early detection. With later stage cancer, there may be irregular bleeding, bleeding with intercourse, ulcer and/or mass on cervix, foul smelling discharge, abdominal pain, urinary problems, weight loss, anemia and if left untreated, death. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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I'm wondering why are cervical cancer symptoms so confusing?

I'm wondering why are cervical cancer symptoms so confusing?

They are not: The symptoms of cancer are always somewhat varied. In this regard cervix cancer does what cancers in general do. They bleed(abnormal bleeding) and there is a growth of a tumor on the surface of the cervix which can be easily seen by a doctor(on pelvic examination). When there is a growth, we do a biopsy and cancer can be easily seen under the microscope. So there is nothing confusing about it ...Read more

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Do warts on the hand indicate a symptom of cervical cancer/hpv?

No and Yes: Warts are caused by viruses. A wart on the hand is not an indicator of cervical cancer and is not related to hpv ( which typically is used to reference genital warts or genital hpv infections. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes can be a one of the symptoms of HPV or cervical cancer?

Enlarged lymph nodes can be a one of the symptoms of HPV or cervical cancer?

Maybe: This would depend on how advanced the tumor is. If it is a small minimally invasive tumor it is unlikely that enlarged lymph nodes have tumor deposits within them. Most of the time lymph nodes are enlarged because they are simply reacting to an infection or other process and not because one has cancer. ...Read more

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I contracted HPV about 4 years ago, and when I went to get treated, the doctor told me I did not have a strand that caused cervical cancer. So after my last period, I noticed I had some light brown spotting, looked up the symptoms of that, and thought I w

I contracted HPV about 4 years ago, and when I went to get treated, the doctor told me I did not have a strand that caused cervical cancer. So after my last period, I noticed I had some light brown spotting, looked up the symptoms of that, and thought I w

See your GP: Suggest you see your GP if you've had unexpected bleeding between your periods. Irregular bleeding is really common & has various causes. It may or may not have anything to do with your previous HPV diagnosis but still needs to get checked out especially if it happened more than once. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please describe ways to be safe from HPV and cervical cancer?

Condoms & Gardasil: Course of 3 Gardasil injections will protect males & females from 4 sub-types of hpv responsible for 90 % of genital hpv infection & 75% or cervical cancer cases provided they have not previously exposed to this hpv sub-types. Condoms will protect against direct contact & thus infection provided there are no hpv lesions on scrotum, base of penis, labia or vulva. ...Read more

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What is the link between HPV and cervical cancer?

Viral particles : The connection was solidified when analysis of certain cancers , e.g. Cervical cancer , has revealed hpv virus in those tumors ... ...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?

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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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)

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