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My girl friend has cervical cancer. Can I be harmed by having sex with her?

My girl friend has cervical cancer. Can I be harmed by having sex with her?

Those with: Cervix cancer likely have had (or have) hpv. There is some chance you will acquire hpv, and that has implications, but there is no chance of acquiring cervical cancer by sexual contact, that is cancer from her to you. ...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


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Is it true that if a girl has higher risk of cervical cancer if she starts having sex early?

Is it true that if a girl has higher risk of cervical cancer if she starts having sex early?

HPV causes cervix ca: Starting sex early increases likelihood of multiple sex partners, which increase risk of acquiring hpv ( human papilloma virus) which in turn increases risk of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer without having sex?

Can cervical cancer without having sex?

It is possible: But te exception to the rule. Current belief is "most" cervix cancer caused by a sexually transmitted virus, hpv. However, there are cases with patient s that have never had sex. ...Read more

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Apart from having sex, are there other causes of cervical cancer?

Apart from having sex, are there other causes of cervical cancer?

Yes: First of all, having sex does not cause cervical cancer. The virus that can go on to lead cervical cancer can be passed by sex as well as any other type of skin to skin contact. Other things that increase risk of cervical cancer are: smoking, herpes infection, HIV infection and not getting pap smears as recommended by your gyn. ...Read more

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Could someone get cervical cancer from only having sex one time at age 19?

Could someone get cervical cancer from only having sex one time at age 19?

Possible: It is possible to contract hpv with only one exposure. Hpv is associated with over 99% of cases of cervical cancer - so one could get hpv by having sex once and eventually develop cervical cancer as a result of the hpv. It is unlikely that that would happen and if that woman was having annual exams and paps as recommended the problem could be detected and treated to prevent cancer altogether. ...Read more

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I am 44 i had a radical hysterectomy nov 09 for cervical cancer i recently noticed a blood tinged when i used the bathroom after having sex with my husband should I worry

I am 44 i had a radical hysterectomy nov 09 for cervical cancer i recently noticed a blood tinged when i used the bathroom after having sex with my husband  should I worry

Probably not: I would recommend you be evaluated by your physician. The vaginal cuff can be an area of recurrence. This is dependent on the extent of your prior surgery, how much cancer was there, pathology of the cancer, and other factors. Please go get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can i get cervical cancer this is my first time having sex. I had sex 2 hours ago and i went to the bathroom to pee and when i went to wipe myself i saw little blood. It only last an hour. I had protected sex. Can i still get it even though i had protecte

Can i get cervical cancer this is my first time having sex. I had sex 2 hours ago and i went to the bathroom to pee and when i went to wipe myself i saw little blood. It only last an hour. I had protected sex. Can i still get it even though i had protecte

This is nl but yes: All of your symptoms after first sexual intercourse are normal regardless of whether or not you used protection. Also with or without protection there are std, s condoms don't protect against... Active herpes, pipilloma( genital warts) etc... And condoms are not 100% effective. Aside from all of this if u are sexually active u can get cervical cancer and should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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