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Hpv Turning Cervical Cancer
Slight: HPV type 16 and 18 are responsible for the induction of cervix, vaginal and oral squamous Ca. For most patients the disease resolves spontaneously over 2 yrs. The persisten infections may lead to malignant transformation.It is estimated that 70% of women and men will come into contact with it during their life. Fortunately 80 to 90% of cases the human papillomavirus will be naturally eliminated ...Read more
Sex: Unfortunately a condom is not as benificial with hpv exposure as it might for other std's. Infectious particles are often located outside the area covered by a condom & spread in a stealt fashion, so your only realistic ways to avoid hvp is to abstain or get the vaccine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.? how many cervical cancer deaths per year? what percentage is from hpv?
Cervical Cancer Data: Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 12, 170; deaths: 4, 220. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 8.1 per 100, 000 women per year. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are estimated to be due to hpv infection. Even so, most women with this infection do not get cervical cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/cervical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true you can get cervical cancer from starting sex at a young age? I started at 14 and only have one partner.We are both HPV free.
Possibly: Having sex at a young age does not by itself cause cervical cancer...Generally if someone starts having sex at a younger age, their likelihood of having multiple sexual partners over their lifetime increases and thus increase the likelihood of getting hpv which can lead to cervical cancer. Please make sure you are seen by your gyn for routine exams and may consider a vaccine such as gardisil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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