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Hpv Cancer Treatment
Im diagnosed with HPV related changes and mild dysplasia CIN1. Is this cancer? Treatment?? Also polypoid late secretory endometrium. Im 40. Thank you!
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
How is HPV harmful to men? For women it's cervical cancer. What about men? Does it cause cancer to them too? If so, what's the treatment to them?
2 Common Cancers: HPV has been associated with cancer of the penis. It is also the third major factor (after tobacco use & alcohol use) for oral cancer in men & women. When combined with tobacco and/or alcohol use & abuse, those with HPV have a much poorer outcome from treatment for oral cancerSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had HPV CIN 1 show up on my pap smears for the past 5 yrs or more. Should I seek treatment or wait to see if it regress or progress into cancer?
With tonsil cancer caused by HPV which kind of radiation therapy, tomo or rapid arc (or others) do you recommend?
IGRT/IMRT : Igrt/imrt radiation is the best way to give the radiation. Tomotherapy, rapid arc are both capable of delivering this type of radiation. You are good with either one. Depending on the stage, you may be well served with getting concurrent chemotherapy with it also.See 1 more doctor answer
Is cur-cumin truly helpful to cure HPV? Will it really reduce cancer risk & assist my immune system to fight the virus? Will HPV leave my body ever?
Adjunct only: HPV often goes away by itself, but a claim like this is (to put it too kindly) an "exaggeration". If you're interested in herbals and kitchen-condiments-as-cure-alls, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. Best wishes.
Same as younger: The few strains that produce visible warts are treated the same at any age.Non-wart strains have no treatment.Women were doing pap smears to monitor the potential cancer association of those strains for decades before we understood the link to various HPV strains.There is now a vaccine that can help avoid HPV if given before you are exposed but it doesn't "treat"anything.See 1 more doctor answer
Be patient.: There is no "cure" that we know of, other than time and mother nature. Keeping your immune system in shape (good nutrition, avoiding hormonal contraceptives, avoiding tobacco) may shorten the duration of the infection, which can last for many years, even decades.
Treat only symptoms: There is no treatment for hpv infection in men if no symptoms.If there are genital warts those can be treated with variety f treatments with creams locallyor surgical removal.If there is advanced hpv infection like anal cancer it can be treated early treatments of warts is not recommended ue to increased risk of recurrence.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Sexual contact.: In general, genital hpv infections (cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, anus/perianus, penis, and scrotum) are spread by sexual contact. Some strains of hpv in some patients can progress through a process called dysplasia or intraepithelial neoplasia ('premalignant changes') to develop into cancer. Always practicing safe sex with condoms can decrease the risk of acquiring and spreading diseases.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Not either / or: These two things are not mutually exclusive and they are very different in presentation if not related. Cervical cancer is something that can be detected by a paps smear and pelvic exam by your gyn or primary doctor. While many cervical cancers are induced by hpv which is a virus, the common presence of hpv alone often is asymptomatic.
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