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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Girlfriend had cervical cancer.Can i still have oral sex?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
Girlfriend had cervical cancer.Can i still have oral sex?

Yes: I'm hoping this is a curable cancer or premalignant lesion ('intraepithelial neoplasia', 'carcinoma in situ', etc.) and that by the time you are reading this, it's been treated for probable cure. Oral sex is great for a relationship and the hpv virus that caused the cancer is no reason not to enjoy your time together. Most important is you both educate yourselves about exactly what's happening. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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22 years in practice
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
17 years in practice
1M people helped
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Can cervical cancer if you're a virgen?

Dr. Chad Levitt
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
17 years in practice
1M people helped
Can cervical cancer if you're a virgen?

Yes: Most cervical cancers are caused by exposure to the hpv virus which can occur even with out classic vaginal intercourse. Additionally there are some other risk factors for non hpv related cervical cancer. You can get genital exposure to hpv through oral or even penile contact without penetration, so strictly speaking you can be a virginia and be at risk. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Do women die from cervical cancer?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Do women die from cervical cancer?

Yes: Early detection , and early treatment will give best results, late detection and late treatments will results bad prognosis. ...Read more

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Marianne DiNapoli
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
67 years in practice
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What are the different stages of cervical cancer?

Marianne DiNapoli
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
67 years in practice
766K people helped
What are the different stages of cervical cancer?

Stages I - IV.: Stage i cervical cancer is when the tumor is confined within the uterus. Stage ii is when the cancer invades beyond the uterus, but not yet to the pelvic wall or the lower third of the vagina. Stage iii is when the tumor spreads to the wall of the pelvis or lower third of the vagina, or causes kidney problems. Stage IV is when the cancer invades the bladder, rectum, or extends outside the pelvis. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
15 years in practice
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Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?

Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
15 years in practice
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Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?

Risk factors vary: The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
28 years in practice
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What sort of disease is cervical cancer?

Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
28 years in practice
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End of the vagina: Inside the vagina at the bottom of the uterus is the opening to the uterus called the cervix. Women are at risk for this cancer once sexually active and the reason for recommendation of pap smears to catch abnormal cervix cells. Human papilloma virus increases this risk and is spread between men and women. The stage and age will guide if surgery or radiation is used to cure. Chemo for high stage. ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Yep
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
8M people helped
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Is cervical cancer hereditary?

Dr. Francine Yep
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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Can you get cervical cancer more then once ?

Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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Can you get cervical cancer more then once ?

CANCER CAN RECUR: Like any cancer, cervical cancer can recur in same place (local recurrence) or 'pop up' in a distant place (metastatic recurrence). Therefore close surveillance is recommended for cervical cancer with frequent pap smears/exams/scans. If the cervix has been totally removed then local recurrence is less likely but still possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What is the cervical cancer permanent recovery rates?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped

Depends on stage: Early stage cervical cancer has nearly 100 cure rate, more advanced the cancer the lower the rate of recovery and metastatic cancers are not curable. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
3M people helped
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Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
3M people helped
Can you get cervical cancer from teen sex?

Yes: Cervical cancer is strongly linked to human papilloma virus (hpv) infection. This infection is acquired during sexual contact with a person already infected. Teens can have hpv, and cervical cancer can be a result. ...Read more

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