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Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Strongly favor: Before pap smears, 30000 women died in the usa every hear from cancers caused by hpv, and today keeping this at bay required great inconvenience and expense. Only a few extremists are opposed to this, as some folks were to treating syphilis with penicillin. Even a woman who never has a partner or was a virgin along with her husband can be raped and infected. It protects men as well. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Is cervical cancer deadly?

Is cervical cancer deadly?

Can be if untreated: Early intervention is always best.

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Is cervical cancer hereditary?

HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer spread?

How is cervical cancer spread?

Contiguity: As most cancers cells move towards the vicinity ( the rest of the uterus)first, then travel through the blood flow of the lymphatic, venous and arterial tree far from its original place. Nowadays cervical cancer is detected early with the papanicolau test. ...Read more

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How prevalent is cervical cancer?

How prevalent is cervical cancer?

~13,000 cases/yr: In the United States in 2011 about 12, 710 new cases of invasive cervical cancer and 4290 cancer-related deaths are expected. ...Read more

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Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Pre- cancer: It is good to seek treatment from a gynecologist as it will require some form of local therapy to either excise it or burn it off with Laser or cryotherapy. if done well it can be easily eradicated. ...Read more

Dr. Byron May Dr. May
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What is a cervical cancer screening?

Dr. Byron May Dr. May
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PAP smear: The most reliable screen for cervical cancer is a physical examination by your gynecologist accompanied by a gentle scraping of the cervix to remove cells which are analyzed microscopically in the lab for signs of cancerous or precancerous changes. Pap smears have been proven to lower a woman's risk of dying from cervical cancer if performed regularly after becoming sexually active. ...Read more

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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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How lethal is cervical cancer?

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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Cervical Cancer: Review literature: in the US over 12,000 new invasive cervical cancers and about 4000 cancer related death happened each year. With HPV vaccination this number expected to decrease more. In developing countries, especially in Africa the prevalence of invasive cervical and the death rate is much higher. In Africa it is still number one cause of cancer related death for women. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy: A small sample of tissue is taken from the cervix and is evaluated under the microscope by a pathology doctor. These doctors are trained to determine if tissue shows the presence of cancer. ...Read more

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Cervix cancer is infection?

Cervix cancer is infection?

Yes it is infection: The cause of cervix cancer is now confirmed to be a virus called Human Papilloma virus(HPV). There is now an effective vaccine which is recommended for all children between 11 to 13 years of age. The vaccine is highly effective in preventing this cancer and related other cancers. So all parents must know about this development which is now about 10 years old! Spread the word among your friends! ...Read more

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How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

When a woman is exposed to genital human papillomavirus (HPV), her immune system usually prevents the virus from doing serious harm: But in a small number of women, the virus survives for years. Eventually, the virus can lead to the conversion of normal cells on the surface of the cervix into cancerous cells. At first, cells may only show signs of a viral infection. Eventually, the cells may develop precancerous changes. This is known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, which usually goes away spontaneously. In some cases, however, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia may progress to invasive cervical cancer. It's not clear why some women are more likely to develop cervical cancer. Some types of HPV are simply more aggressive than are others. Cigarette smoking also increases the risk of cervical cancer. There are two HPV vaccines available — Gardasil and Cervarix. They offer protection from several of the most dangerous types of HPV. Gardasil is approved for boys and men, girls and women ages 9 to 26. Cervarix is approved for girls and women ages 9 to 25. If you're sexually active, the best way to prevent HPV and other sexually transmitted infections is to remain in a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Otherwise, when you have sexual intercourse always have your partner use a condom. Regular screening for cervical cancer and precancerous changes of the cervix is important, too. . ...Read more

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What is cervical dysplasia?

What is cervical dysplasia?

Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer always related to hpv?

Is uterine cancer always related to hpv?

No: Cervical cancer is related to hpv. Uterine cancer is generally not related to hpv. Good review on the two below http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

Not quite: It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it. ...Read more

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How was the causation of cervical cancer by HPV proven?

How was the causation of cervical cancer by HPV proven?

Multiple Studies: Here is an early article from 1985: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2994541 Basically, the link rests on: (1) always finding HPV infection in cervical cancer tumors, and (2) experimentally inducing cervical cancer in lab animals with HPV or similar viruses. The fact that HPV immunization reduces risk of cervical cancer by about a factor of 20 is additional evidence of the connection. ...Read more

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Is HPV 1 throat cancer - is that a sexually transmitted viral cancer?

Is HPV 1 throat cancer - is that a sexually transmitted viral cancer?

Not really: Hpv has many subtypes and has become so prevalent that it can be likely passed without sexual contact. The good news is hpv associated head and neck cancer appears less aggressive than it's non hpv counterparts. Hpv associated throat cancer would not be considered a sexually transmitted disease, but exposure to the virus prior to forming the cancer might occur through sexual transmission. ...Read more

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Is high risk anal hpv slow growing like cervical hpv ?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Is high risk anal hpv slow growing like cervical hpv ?

Yes, some, but...: Some variants of HPV notably subtypes 16 and 18 has been known to be associated with cervical & anal squamous cell carcinoma. Hence, it is advisable to exercise the same diligence and vigilance for follow-up for someone with HPV infection as described and concerned. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Concern? To articles listed in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. ...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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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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled growth of cells in the cervix, the narrow neck-like passage forming the lower end of the uterus. Most cases of cervical cancer should be preventable by HPV vaccinations ...Read more