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My boyfriend has hpv. Does that mean that I will get oral cancer because of this?

My boyfriend has hpv. Does that mean that I will get oral cancer because of this?

Unlikely: In the U.S., it is hard to avoid getting exposed to hpv. Oral cancer, though on the rise, is very rare. Most strains of hpv cause hpv warts and abnormal pap smears...But even those usually resolve on their own. They just need to be followed closely by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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 my girlfriend having HPV mean I might get oral cancer?

Does my girlfriend having HPV mean I might get oral cancer?

Possible: Hpv infection is associated with oral cancer, penile cancer, anal cancer and cervical cancer. Most people who get hpv do not develop cancer, but it is a risk factor. ...Read more

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Does my girlfriend having HPV mean i'm going to get oral cancer later?

Does my girlfriend having HPV mean i'm going to get oral cancer later?

Not likely: Hpv is associated with cervical and oral cancers. However, most people who get hpv infection are able to get rid of it. Other factors in the causation of oral cancer are tobacco and alcohol and perhaps poor oral hygiene. ...Read more

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I had uvula pappiloma removed. It was benign. Left tonsil also chronically swollen- ENT isn't concerned- i heard pappiloma is from HPV does this mean i can get oral cancer? Cervix is clean though. :(

I had uvula pappiloma removed. It was benign. Left tonsil also chronically swollen- ENT isn't concerned- i heard pappiloma is from HPV does this mean i can get oral cancer? Cervix is clean though. :(

Papilloma from HPV: Warts (papillomas) are from viral infection. Most hpv viral strains are not high risk for cancer, a few are. See if viral typing was performed. Anyone can get oral or throat cancer, especially smokers, or snuff dippers. Can get viral infection from kissing or oral sex, if partner is infected. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

Variable: Most people do not get cancer from hpv infection. Other factors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other infections may increase the risk. Genetic predisposition to hpv induced cancer also plays a strong role. The lag time varies from years to decades. ...Read more

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I have gotten the gardasil shot, does that prevent HPV?? Will I get oral cancer if I have gotten all 3 shots?

Here are some ...: Gardasil contains the following 4 subtypes - 6, 11, 16 & 18 HPV types. How it was designed is because of the facts: The subtypes of 16 & 18 are related with 70% of HPV-induced Ca of cervical, anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile areas and the 6 & 11 subtypes are related with 90% of genital warts. So, receiving this vaccine in its completion will help you greatly to avoid its related cancer. ...Read more

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I gave oral sex to my husband.Before me he was with a woman who was sexually abused.I didn't get the vaccine.Afraid oral HPV will turn oral cancer?

See ENT : A generally healthy person will clear the hpv virus so while there is a risk of cancer this is very low. That being said, if you are concerned then the best thing to so is to see and ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

At least once a year: I would recommend getting an oral screening exam at least once a year. It can/should be combined with your annual exam at the dentist. ...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. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Oral cancer is any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more