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Dr. John Kirk Dr. Kirk
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How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

Dr. John Kirk Dr. Kirk
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How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

By infecting cervix: The human papilloma virus (hpv) inserts its dna into the human host's cervical cell's dna. It uses the growth factors from the human to reproduce itself. If this gets out of control it becomes cancer. It is more complicated, but that's it in a nutshell. Of course we are still seeking more knowledge and understanding to end cancer as we know it. We are making good progress with cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can trichomoniasis cause cervical cancer?

Can trichomoniasis cause cervical cancer?

No: Cervical cancer is caused by papilloma virus. There is a vaccine now to prevent infection by the virus and therefore potentially prevent cancer. ...Read more

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Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

Can mastubation cause cervical cancer?

No.: The vast majority of cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Masturbation does not cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

Cervical Cancer: Cancer is a genetic disease. HPV causes cervical cancer by a series of interactions with the DNA of the epithelial cells there. While other means of producing cancerous genetic changes exist, and other cancers occur in the cervix besides squamous and adeno- types, these are not frequent and thus not well studied. ...Read more

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How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

When a woman is exposed to genital human papillomavirus (HPV), her immune system usually prevents the virus from doing serious harm: But in a small number of women, the virus survives for years. Eventually, the virus can lead to the conversion of normal cells on the surface of the cervix into cancerous cells. At first, cells may only show signs of a viral infection. Eventually, the cells may develop precancerous changes. This is known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, which usually goes away spontaneously. In some cases, however, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia may progress to invasive cervical cancer. It's not clear why some women are more likely to develop cervical cancer. Some types of HPV are simply more aggressive than are others. Cigarette smoking also increases the risk of cervical cancer. There are two HPV vaccines available — Gardasil and Cervarix. They offer protection from several of the most dangerous types of HPV. Gardasil is approved for boys and men, girls and women ages 9 to 26. Cervarix is approved for girls and women ages 9 to 25. If you're sexually active, the best way to prevent HPV and other sexually transmitted infections is to remain in a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Otherwise, when you have sexual intercourse always have your partner use a condom. Regular screening for cervical cancer and precancerous changes of the cervix is important, too. . ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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How often could high risk HPV cause cervical cancer?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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How often could high risk HPV cause cervical cancer?

Here are some...: Any cancer is the ending result of lifelong making process; so is cervical cancer to which some 75% of cases are clearly associated with high-risk subtypes of HPV like 16, 18, 33, 35, 39, etc., chiefly 16 & 18. Nonetheless, always take on diligence & vigilance to get annual PAP smear under colposcopy. More on life reality? To articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Shown: Hpv has been detected in some breast cancer tissue but nothing has shown that it is the cause of it. It may however, play a role in contributing to its development or recurrence but it has not shown to cause it. ...Read more

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Can HPV infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Can HPV infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Yes it can: Hpv virus can cause vulvar, cervical, vaginal, anal and oral cancers. ...Read more

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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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What STD may cause cervical cancer?

What STD may cause cervical cancer?

HPV: Virtually all cervical cancer is caused by a single virus - human papillomavirus (letters capitalized to show why it is called hpv). Certain types of hpv are associated with cancer risk. Other types are associated with benign lesions. There are screening tests for hpv as well as traditional cytological tests - such as pap smears. There are vaccines to protect against acquisition of some types. ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read more

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How can cervical cancer be transmitted?

How can cervical cancer be transmitted?

Multiple factors: Human papilloma virus (hpv) is a risk factor. Since hpv is transmitted sexually, it is important to use condoms in order to reduce transmission. Please talk with your doctor about the possibility of having the hpv vaccine. Smoking is a risk factor. Please stop smoking if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Can guys be checked for HPV that causes cervical cancer?

Not really: There is not a commercially available test for men to get an hpv test. Men can and should get vaccinated between the ges of 9-26 just like women. If genital warts are visible this is a sign of hpv. Up to 80% of men will be exposed to hpv by age 30. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Yes: The germ that can trigger cervical cancer,hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile,anal and esophageal cancer, all of which take years to develop.The male may also carry the hpv and never have any problem with it, and never know they have it. ...Read more

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Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Not quite: It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Can vagina infection lead to cervical cancer?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Can vagina infection lead to cervical cancer?

HPV: There are many types of human papilloma virus (HPV), some of which can cause cervical cancer (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cervical-cancer/expert-answers/cervical-cancer/faq-20057909). That's why HPV vaccinations can prevent cervical cancer (although we still recommend regular Pap smears). ...Read more

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Can masturbating your cervix cause cervical cancer (or hpv)?

Can masturbating your cervix cause cervical cancer (or hpv)?

No: Sorry someone gave you such horrible information. Someone to say to you that a medically harmless activity like masturbation could cause cervical cancer is despicable. My suggestion is not to ask that person any more medical questions again. ...Read more

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Could genital HPV cause eye cancer?

Could genital HPV cause eye cancer?

No: Genital hpv is associated with transmission of virus to cause diseases such as cervix cancer and possilbly certain oral squamous cancers. There is no evidence of an associated with eye malignancies such as choroid melanoma. ...Read more

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Does HPV cause cancer? What is the link between the HPV virus and cancer? Can HPV cause cancer?

Does HPV cause cancer? What is the link between the HPV virus and cancer? Can HPV cause cancer?

HPV causes cancer: Human papilloma virus causes cancer of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. Your daughters and nieces should get vaccinated. ...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 growth of cells in the cervix, the narrow neck-like passage forming the lower end of the uterus. Most cases of cervical cancer should be preventable by HPV vaccinations ...Read more