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How does time of losing your virginity affect your chance of getting a cervical cancer?

How does time of losing your virginity affect your chance of getting a cervical cancer?

It doesn't: The more sexual partners you have over a lifetime, the higher your risk of contracting a certain sexually transmitted disease called hpv. Certain strains of hpv will increase your risk of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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I lost my virginity and i'm 18. Had sex only once. Was it too early 2 have sex? I'm worried about cervical cancer. Should i get the HPV vaccinations?

I lost my virginity and i'm 18. Had sex only once. Was it too early 2 have sex? I'm worried about cervical cancer. Should i get the HPV vaccinations?

Calm down: See your doctor, get a pap smear and hpv testing. If you are hpv (+), chances are good that you will clear it and it will not become a problem. Yes, do get the hpv vaccine whether your are hpv (+) or (-). ...Read more

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Will i lose all my hair when undergoing chemoradiation for cervical cancer?

Will i lose all my hair when undergoing chemoradiation for cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer: The chemotherapy that is standardly used for cervix cancer stage ii-iva is cisplatin. This is given weekly with radiation. Your hair will thin out but should not fall out. ...Read more

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When undergoing chemoradiation for cervical cancer, is it a guarantee that i will lose all my hair?

When undergoing chemoradiation for cervical cancer, is it a guarantee that i will lose all my hair?

No: It really depends on the type of chemotherapy, frequency of the chemotherapy. Patients can receive a lower dose of chemotherapy when undergoing radiation for cervical cancer, and often patients do not lose all their hair. Some patients still will lose their hair regardless of what an oncologist does. If this is a concern for you i would encourage a discussion with your oncology physician. ...Read more

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I have been losing dark brown blood for weeks 14 weeks pregnant they told me white blood cells on cervix I am being told it could be cervical cancer ?

I have been losing dark brown blood for weeks 14 weeks pregnant they told me white blood cells on cervix I am being told it could be cervical cancer ?

Unlikely it's cancer: There can be many reasons for bleeding during pregnancy. Cervical cancer is the least likely reason in a 21 year old. Dark blood is less worrisome than bright red blood. WBC's are suggestive of a vaginal infection. I recommend you be examined by you doctor to determine of you have an infection or possibly a clot or small placental separation. ...Read more

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How can I be sure I don t get cervical cancer ever?

How can I be sure I don t get cervical cancer ever?

Vaccination and PAP: You can markedly reduce you risk for cervical cancer, by getting hpv vaccination, limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. ...Read more

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Does your risk of cervical cancer decrease if you don't smoke or drink?

Does your risk of cervical cancer decrease if you don't smoke or drink?

Yes: Smoking is one of the risk factors. Having regular pap smears is the best preventive measure, next to the vaccine. ...Read more

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My diet doesn't include many fruits & vegetables but I'm overall very healthy. How would this increase my risk of cervical cancer?

My diet doesn't include many fruits & vegetables but I'm overall very healthy. How would this increase my risk of cervical cancer?

Diet and Cervix: The major risk factor for cervical cancer is sexual exposure history, age at first onset, number of partners, and of course, the resultant HPV infections- types, persistence, etc. Diet is a minor factor in clearing HPV infection, but a very important factor in other significant cancers. Fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals, anti-oxidants and other substances that can reduce risk. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more