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Does HPV cause cancer? What is the link between the HPV virus and cancer? Can HPV cause cancer?

Does HPV cause cancer? What is the link between the HPV virus and cancer? Can HPV cause cancer?

HPV causes cancer: Human papilloma virus causes cancer of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. Your daughters and nieces should get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read more

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What happens if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

What happens if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

HPV about 80%: HPV is responsible for about 80% of the cancers. There are other carcinogenic stimuli in the genes and environment. Alcohol and tobacco are two known carcinogens. Other chronic infections of the cervix may also contribute. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

Can you tell me if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

Possibly genes: While nearly all cervical cancers are related to hpv infections, a few patients may have genetic alterations that predispose to cervical cancer. These changes could be inherited. This would be uncommon but possible. ...Read more

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Can human papilloma virus cause cancer in women?

Can human  papilloma virus cause cancer in women?

HPV and cancer : Yes. Human papilloma virus is a known cause of cervical cancer, as well as some other cancers. If you had it diagnosed after a pap smear, for example, it is best to consult your gynecologist to MAP out the best plan of action for you, depending on the extent of the cellular changes and the specific species of virus involved. Some are more dangerous than others, such as types 16 & 18. ...Read more

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Can the human papilloma virus cause cancer in men?

Can the human papilloma virus cause cancer in men?

HPV: Yes. Human papilloma virus can cause penile cancers and certain head and neck cancer and ano-rectal cancers in men. ...Read more

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Can a woman have HPV cervical dsyplasma and oral cancer at the same time or does the virus stay in on place.

Can a woman have HPV cervical dsyplasma and oral cancer at the same time or does the virus stay in on place.

Can have both: Hpv infection comes from direct contact. Oral infection come from oral sex with infected partners. Keep in mind that most healthy people clear the infection without treatment. Also not all cervical dysplasia is directly caused by hpv infection. In the same vein it cannot be shown conclusively that the cancers are caused by hpv. ...Read more

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What does smoking have to do with the HPV virus and why does it make chances higher in getting cervical cancer?

Smoking, HPV: There are many carcinogenecis found and are related to cigarette smoking. This is factual. Smoking will increase risk for certain cancers inluding lung, head and neck, kidney, breast etc and including cervical cancer. Hpv infections are related to increased risk for certain cancers including oral cancer, anal and cervical cancers. If you smoke and have hpv your risk for cancer will be way higher. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more