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Hpv Tongue Base Cancer
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
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
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
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
White raised painful clump of bumps on tongue. HPV pos 10 yrs. Smoker. Intermittent unexplained ear pain. Pain in mouth even without bumps. Cancer?
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
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
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
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
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
When I google oral HPV all that comes up is strain 16 and mouth cancer. How to tell if I have that strain?
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
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
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?
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
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?
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 (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
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