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Hpv Types That Cause Cancer
According to the CDC, the HPV types that cause warts are not the same as the HPV types that cause cancer. So is there a test to see if someone has the cancer causing types? Particularly in the anus.
HPV DNA & RNA Tests: There are (geno)types of Human Papilloma Viruses that are either low risk or high risk (type 16 & 18) for causing cancer. HPV DNA or RNA tests can distinguish the type of virus and infections before cell abnormalities are detected. However the FDA approves these tests only for women with abnormal PAP test result or for cervical cancer screening among women over 30. Check this site: www.cancer.gov. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If one has hpv(type causing cervical cancer)&doesn't wash their hands,then gives you a non-sexual massage, can you get HPV due to the continuous touch?
Could I have given my baby the type of HPV that causes cervical cancer during his birth? I don't have warts, just one abnormal pap 1 yr after birth.
HPV: We don't do c sections for non genital hpv and even with the genital hpv, we only do it if the warts appear to be severe and or obstructive to the birth canal. I have not seen any issues in babies born to mothers of non wart hpv. In the us we think as many as 35% of women by age 25 have this form of hpv. ...Read more
I have a wart growing in my nose. I also have the type of HPV that causes cancer. Should I be concerned about the wart causing cancer in my sinuses?
Probably unrelated: Many non-wart growths can look like warts, so you need to see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis, and to make sure it isn't cancer itself. Probably not, but better safe than sorry. Even if you have a nasal wart, probably it is a different strain than the one you have (or had) in the genital area. Most genital HPV is cleared by the immune system; probably you don't have it any more. ...Read more
Is there a test for genital warts when there are no visible signs? Or is the HPV test only done for high risk types that cause cancer?
HPV vaccine: Hpv vaccine protects against types 16 & 18 which are linked to increase in cancer risk. Gardasil also protects against 6 & 11 which are linked to genital warts. Testing for hpv type is typically performed in the lab at the time of pap smear reading. There's no good way to test for genital awards if warts aren't visible to naked eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap test...: High risk strains of hpv (human papilloma virus) can infect many body sites including the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum, perineum, anus, lips, oral lining, tongue and tonsils. The virus can cause warts, dysplasias (pre cancers) and cancers. The most common test to detect precancers is the pap test. Anal pap tests can also be performed. If lesions are present, these can be biopsied. ...Read more
A number of things: Tests for HPV DNA are being done on routine pap smears more and more often and are beginning to replace cytology (looking at cells). If you are asking about when the patient already has cancer, the tumor itself can be tested for the presence of HPV by many methods. An antibody called "p16" is commonly used as well as a method called "in-situ hybridization." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can cause a few: HPV is most known for cervical cancer in women, but obviously this is not an issue. It is becoming well established that it is a major cause of cancer of the head and neck, particularly squamous cell cancer of the oropharynx. The other cancer it causes that is becoming much more common is anal cancer. It can also cause penile cancer, but is less commonly seen in this setting. ...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
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