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Are cancers of the tongue caused by hpv? Are oral cancers able to be treated successfully?

Are cancers of the tongue caused by hpv? Are oral cancers able to be treated successfully?

Many are HPV: Many oral cancers are caused by hpv. A biopsy specimen can be tested to help determine if it might by hpv related. Many oral cancers are cureable. We rate or 'stage' cancer based on size, location, and any spread to lymph nodes in the neck and beyond. Larger tumors with more spread are harder to cure. Many believe that hpv related cancers are easier to cure. Start with an exam by an ent. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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Does tongue piercing create a risk for multiplication of oral hpv, if a person already has the virus? If so, does that create more risk for cancer?

Does tongue piercing create a risk for multiplication of oral hpv, if a person already has the virus? If so, does that create more risk for cancer?

Tongue ring data: Not likely widely available but it should not be a harbinger of hpv. Not all oral cancer is related to hpv, to my knowledge. Repeated trauma and repair may be linked, chewing the tongue, etc, but the leap from tongue ring to more hpv from that ring to increased cancer risk is probably a broad leap. Let's see if someone gives better answer, a dentist, oral surgeon, ent, cancer doc may not agree. ...Read more

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20yo. Female. Do not drink or smoke. No HPV virus. Swollen foliate papillae that goes underneath tongue. Should I be worried about oral cancer?

Typically not: If the symptoms persist beyound a few days I would see a dentist for an evaluation. More than likely will resolve. In the interim make sure oral hygiene is good and perhaps get a rinse like peroxyl by colgate to try. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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White raised painful clump of bumps on tongue. HPV pos 10 yrs. Smoker. Intermittent unexplained ear pain. Pain in mouth even without bumps. Cancer?

White raised painful clump of bumps on tongue. HPV pos 10 yrs. Smoker. Intermittent unexplained ear pain. Pain in mouth even without bumps. Cancer?

Symptoms: You described a number of medical problems. You must let your Primary doctor know about this and you will likely be seen before too long.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How common is mouth cancer from hpv?

How common is mouth cancer from hpv?

Oral cancer: Affects about 50000 people a year. Hpv is becoming a greater cause for concern in terms of being a contributing factor in oral cancer. Bathe numbers are rising, whereas for smoking, the numbers have stand the same. ...Read more

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Is there a test that can be performed on men and in the mouth that can detect cancer causing strand of HPV with no symptoms?

Is there a test that can be performed on men and in the mouth that can detect cancer causing strand of HPV with no symptoms?

Antibodies/exam: Your physician may be able to do a test that can identify if you have developed antibodies to the strain of the virus.An ENT may also be able to examine the back of your tongue & throat & identify areas where the germ may have activity. However, once you have it, it can stay forever & not necessarily always be visable. ...Read more

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Can two growths in the mouth of a person with HPV be oral cancer?

Unknown: While oral cancer may be rare, the only way to know is to have it checked out by a dentist and if anything is questionable have it biopsied by an oral surgeon. If you are a smoker and /or drink alcohol on a regular basis, your chance of developing oral cancer is higher than the rest of the population. ...Read more

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If HPV causes gyen and mouth cancers, why aren't we hearing more about it for boomers who didn't use condomes much?

If HPV causes gyen and mouth cancers, why aren't we hearing more about it for boomers who didn't use condomes much?

Awareness: Cervical cancers are not too common- 12000 a year and almost all women get screened pretty regularly with pap smears and exams. For oral cancers, hpv causes about 15-20000 cases a year- this is now getting more apparent adn detections is becoming part of standard testing only now. Specific treatment fro these cancers are in trials. ...Read more

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Gave my Bf oral, nervous he has hpv. I got vaccinated for hpv what are the chances I get warts or cancer in my mouth. He says he's clean?

Gave my Bf oral, nervous he has hpv. I got vaccinated for hpv what are the chances I get warts or cancer in my mouth. He says he's clean?

HPV risk after oral: If you have had the vaccine - you are protected against the most common forms of HPV that are known to cause cervical cancer but will also help protect you against an HPV infection elsewhere. Did you see any lesions on his penis prior to performing oral?? and does he really have it or are you just scared he might? - bottom line you should be ok ...Read more

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When I google oral HPV all that comes up is strain 16 and mouth cancer. How to tell if I have that strain?

When I google oral HPV all that comes up is strain 16 and mouth cancer. How to tell if I have that strain?

See your doctor: There is no do-it-yourself test for hpv. Your doctor can guide you if you need the test and what test you may need. ...Read more

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Does having HPV in mouth mean I could have cervical cancer does this mean I have the HPV antibodies? Doc said I had pappiloma from hpvcan I pass it on

Does having HPV in mouth mean I could have cervical cancer does this mean I have the HPV antibodies? Doc said I had pappiloma from hpvcan I pass it on

See below: Most people with hpv have no issues at all; however most cervical cancers some oro-pharyngeal cancers are related to hpv, in addition to warts etc. You can pass it on to your contacts. You are just above the age for vaccination, but you should get your children esp, girls vaccinated. See this for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv. Htm. ...Read more

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Can anyone explainhpv as it relates to oral sex, oral, throat & anal cancer? If you have oral sex with someone with HPV does HPV linger in your mouth?

Can anyone explainhpv as it relates to oral sex, oral, throat & anal cancer? If you have oral sex with someone with HPV does HPV linger in your mouth?

HPV is a virus: Hpv is a virus (human papilloma virus). Some strains of this virus can cause warts/papillomas and others are at higher risk for causing certain cancers. It is transmitted by intimate contact. Exposure does not necessarily mean you will become infected. ...Read more

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Does rubbing motion of the penis in vagina or in mouth create new HPV warts, breakouts, or cancer? More sex = more HPV? Both ppl have same strain.

Does rubbing motion of the penis in vagina or in mouth create new HPV warts, breakouts, or cancer? More sex = more HPV? Both ppl have same strain.

Yes: Even though you both have HPV and are sure you have exactly the same strain (s), engaging in any unprotected intercourse or oral sex can increase your viral load (how many virus particles are in your body) and overwhelm your immune system, causing more breakouts of symptoms. And a higher viral load can increase your risk of cervical cancer and what stage it may be at. Use extreme caution. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with HPV and have a canker sore on the front of my mouth. Its not in the Back of throat like things say, should I be worried for oral cancer?

Diagnosed with HPV and have a canker sore on the front of my mouth. Its not in the Back of throat like things say, should I be worried for oral cancer?

No: It is unlikely that you have oral cancer. Was HPV detected as part of PAP smear? You should follow your doctor's advise about follow-up tests. You should still get HPV vaccine to prevent against other strains of the virus.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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Does HPV always turn into cervial cancer?

Does HPV always turn into cervial cancer?

No, but.....: Hpv does not always cause cervical cancer. However, there are certain strains where the risk is higher. Your doctor can provide you with your particular strain and the associated risk. ...Read more

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Does HPV cause bladder cancer?

Does HPV cause bladder cancer?

No: Hpv is a viral infection linked to genital warts and cervical cancer in women. There are over 65 different types of the virus; some are more aggressive than others. However, hpv has not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. ...Read more

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How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

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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Hpv in men cause testicular cancer?

Hpv in men cause testicular cancer?

No: Some hpv strains cause cancer of the penis. The main risk factor for testicular cancer is cryptorchidism. ...Read more

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How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

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. ...Read more

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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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Hpv/oral cancer, can you tell me about this?

Hpv/oral cancer, can you tell me about this?

A big deal: Yes, the risk of oral cancer has increased dramatically for young adults secondary to oral sex. This is because of the HPV viral strains that are associated with cancer ...Read more

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How do I know if it is cervical cancer or hpv?

How do I know if it is cervical cancer or hpv?

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. ...Read more

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If you have HPV does that mean cervical cancer?

If you have HPV does that mean cervical cancer?

NONO: Hpv in some people can cause precancer and cancer but you can have hpv and a normal cervical pap, some people with hpv can become hpv neg over time, if u have hpv you doc should be following u and your doc should diagnose precancer before it turns into cancer usually. ...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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Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Yes: The shot is designed to help prevent acquisition of the initial infection from up to 9 strains of HPV. It only helps if you get it before the infection & only for the strains in the vaccine. Although the vaccine helps with the strains most often seen with cervical cancer, it does not protect against them all. There are at least a dozen strains that are considered risky for genital cancer. ...Read more

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Can HPV turn into cervical cancer in only a few months?

Can HPV turn into cervical cancer in only a few months?

No: Cervical cancer tends to be a rather slowly developing/progressing cancer, and typically takes many years to progress to cancer (if untreated or undiagnosed) from the time one first contracts the hpv to the development of cancer. (also: getting the high risk hpv virus infection does not mean that one will develop cancer). ...Read more

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How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

Months to years: Once an hpv invades a cell, active infections occur, and the virus can be transmitted. Several months to years pass before squamous intraepithelial lesions (sil) develop and can be clinically detected. ...Read more

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


Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more