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HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Close contact: Hand warts, feet warts(plantar warts), digital warts and flat warts all caused by hpv. Hand and feet warts may occur after open skin(wound, abrasion, scratch, cuts, etc) in contact with warts virus presenting in gym (floor, equipment, etc.), swimming pools, house floors, meat, etc. Digitsl/flat warts might be spreading thorugh shaving. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on sites : For cervical study the pap smear is the routine. For other sites a physician can paint the area with a high concentration peroxide solution and areas invaded by the hpv virus can show up white against a healthy background. Biopsy's can be taken to confirrn the lesion or they can be treated as part of the diagnostic procedure.Blood tests can reveal if you have antibodies to the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Most people do not get cancer from hpv infection. Other factors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other infections may increase the risk. Genetic predisposition to hpv induced cancer also plays a strong role. The lag time varies from years to decades. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
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