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How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

Probably...: Known to us, every life event or disease is always caused by multiple factors. Somehow, HPV has special affinity to cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, rectum, & oropharynx, and estimated that 90% of cervical cancer are probably caused by some types of HPV, especially 16 & 18 for some 65%. More? Review article in https://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases. Htm. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many cervical cancer deaths per year?  what percentage is from hpv?

How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many cervical cancer deaths per year?  what percentage is from hpv?

Cervical Cancer Data: Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 12, 170; deaths: 4, 220. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 8.1 per 100, 000 women per year. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are estimated to be due to hpv infection. Even so, most women with this infection do not get cervical cancer. See: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/cervical. ...Read more

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Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

HPV causes: Most cervical cancer, and has just taken over first place from tobacco and alcohol for oropharynx (throat) cancer. The association and cause is rising and more than 50%. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cancerous hpv. What is the percentage of women with this virus who actually do get cervical cancer from it?

I was diagnosed with cancerous hpv. What is the percentage of women with this virus who actually do get cervical cancer from it?

Here are some...: It has been known cervical cancer is associated with high-risk HPV, but it is unclear in the other way around because the duration with these HPV is an important factor to cause malignant change in cervix, usually 10-20 yrs, but such a change may never happen in life. To explore life reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more

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What percentage of people with throat cancer also have hpv?

What percentage of people with throat cancer also have hpv?

There are: 1.9 cases of oropharyngeal cases/100k. The usuakrisk factors are alcohol and tobacco use. The association with hpv strains is real, awareness in high, and infection with hpv strains is quite common, but transformation to cancer is much less frequent. Young, non-skong women with oropharynx are more likley. Since median age is 43, percent not yet known. ...Read more

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What are the chances of HPV turning into cervical cancer?

What are the chances of HPV turning into cervical cancer?

Hard to say: About 80% of the cervical cancers have hpv as the major causative factor. However, only a very small proportion of the women infecred with hpv develop cervical cancer. Girls/women 9-26 yrs of age should get vaccinated against hpv. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old what are the chances of my high risk HPV turning into cervical cancer?

I am 21 years old what are the chances of my high risk HPV turning into cervical cancer?

Slight: HPV type 16 and 18 are responsible for the induction of cervix, vaginal and oral squamous Ca. For most patients the disease resolves spontaneously over 2 yrs. The persisten infections may lead to malignant transformation. It is estimated that 70% of women and men will come into contact with it during their life. Fortunately 80 to 90% of cases the human papillomavirus will be naturally eliminated ...Read more

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Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Shown: Hpv has been detected in some breast cancer tissue but nothing has shown that it is the cause of it. It may however, play a role in contributing to its development or recurrence but it has not shown to cause it. ...Read more

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Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Yes: Though uncommon as compared to hpv-related cervical cancer, in men hpv is associated with a large percentage of both penile cancers and anal cancers. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat HPV cancer?

How long does it take to treat HPV cancer?

In 1 wk: HPV, associated with squamous Ca affects two different areas. One is in the vagina cervix and the other in the H&N. In either case, the identification of the lesion and recognition of an association with HPV requires that depending on the extent of disease, neoadjuvant therapy with chemo RT or relatively quick scheduling for surgery should be arranged for. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

It can cause a few: HPV is most known for cervical cancer in women, but obviously this is not an issue. It is becoming well established that it is a major cause of cancer of the head and neck, particularly squamous cell cancer of the oropharynx. The other cancer it causes that is becoming much more common is anal cancer. It can also cause penile cancer, but is less commonly seen in this setting. ...Read more

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Has HPV been linked with male cancers at all?

Yes: Hpv is linked to cancers of the penis, anus and throat. ...Read more

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How long does it take HPV to turn into cancer?

Years/decades/never: Just because you acquire this germ does not mean you will develop cancer. It gives you a heads up so you may be better motivated to do regular health screenings. At the short end cervical cancer (or other forms) may arise after a few years/decades or never. Women have been doing related pap smear screenings for decades before we knew HPV could eventually cause the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to become cancer?

How long does it take for HPV to become cancer?

Years/decades/never: Just because you acquire this germ does not mean you will develop cancer. It gives you a heads up so you may be better motivated to do regular health screenings. At the short end cervical cancer (or other forms) may arise after a few years/decades or never. Women have been doing related pap smear screenings for decades before we knew HPV could eventually cause the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to turn into any kind of cancer?

10 to 30 years: It can take from 10 to 30 years from infection with high risk HPV to formation of a tumor. HPV infections are the most common STD in the US and include both low and high risk subtypes. More about HPV and cancer:
https://www. Cancer. Gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-fact-sheet ...Read more

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How does a person acquire hpv, esp the types linked to cancer? If I have only ever had one partner, what is my HPV risk?

How does a person acquire hpv, esp the types linked to cancer? If I have only ever had one partner, what is my HPV risk?

HPV: Hpv is acquired through sexual relations. While it is encouraging you have only had one partner, you need to realize your partner could be a carrier and not know it. If he has had multiple partners the chance of him being exposed is higher. ...Read more

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Tested pos for HPV in 2015. My chart says neg for 16 & 18. Also says pos for other H risk type. What does this mean? Will I eventually get cancer?

Not necessarily: Woman have been getting pap smears for decades before we knew the link to HPV.Now we understand that some strains are more likely to produce cervical cancer than others. It may show up in years/decades or NEVER after the primary infection. Use this information as motivation to go in on time for your followups. Early detection of precancerous changes can allow removal before it converts to cancer ...Read more

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Can HPV go away on its own like a cold & then its out/over? And how likely are you to get cancers or bad complications from HPV if you contract it?

Sort of: Your immune system should have the ability to fight off hpv and even reverse some of the cellular changes that can occur from hpv. However, hpv has a way of inserting its dna into your cells so that it's not recognizable to your immune system, so it can lie dormant forever there. Also, some individuals do not fight it off as well, for unknown reasons, and they go on to get complications. ...Read more

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If I have hpv, does that mean I'm going to get cancer? I've been diagnosed with HPV and am terrified that I am going to get cancer. What are my odds? .

If I have hpv, does that mean I'm going to get cancer? I've been diagnosed with HPV and am terrified that I am going to get cancer. What are my odds? .

No: The majority of people with HPV don't develop cancer. With routine pap tests and HPV screening, patients rarely go on to develop cancer due to the effectiveness of treatment. In addition, there are many strains of HPV and only a few cause most of the cancers. I recommend you speak with your OB/GYN about your specific results and follow their screening and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Hpv my ex wife just told me she has the form of HPV that causes cancer. Should I be worried about having this and passing it on. I have never had any signs of having anything.

HPV: Hpv is a viral infection that can be passed thru bodily contact with an infected individual. This virus can live dormant in the body until stimulated, at which time you will typically notice open sores and crusting lesions. You should discuss this with your physician for more information and management. ...Read more

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Does HPV always turn into cervial cancer?

No, but.....: Hpv does not always cause cervical cancer. However, there are certain strains where the risk is higher. Your doctor can provide you with your particular strain and the associated risk. ...Read more

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How long does anal hpv take to become cancer?

How long does anal hpv take to become cancer?

Months to many years: The probability that HPV will trigger anal cancers will depend on multiple factors which include the type /strain of the virus, its virulence/oncogenic potential, the status of the immune system of a person, cofactors;In some cases the premalignant and malignant transformation may take months to years and occasionally regress...; in other cases it may take a decade or more for a cancer to occur. ...Read more

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How does the new medication gardasil help treat HPV and cancer?

Doesn't treat it: Gardasil is a vaccine which includes strains of the virus known to cause hpv & related cervical, vaginal, anal & throat cancers. If given prior to infection, the body develops protective levels of antibodies. These antibodies will stop the germ from infecting you if exposed later. The vaccine does nothing to treat anyone after they have the germ in their system or have a related cancer. ...Read more

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How do doctors detect different types of cancers caused by hpv?

How do doctors detect different types of cancers caused by hpv?

Pap test...: High risk strains of hpv (human papilloma virus) can infect many body sites including the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum, perineum, anus, lips, oral lining, tongue and tonsils. The virus can cause warts, dysplasias (pre cancers) and cancers. The most common test to detect precancers is the pap test. Anal pap tests can also be performed. If lesions are present, these can be biopsied. ...Read more

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Does having HPV means I can live the rest of my life without cancer.?

Yes: While HPV infection increases the risk of cervical cancer as compared with women who have no exposure to HPV, still, the majority of HPV-infected women do not develop cancer. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to detect differant types of cancers caused by hpv?

What do doctors do to detect differant types of cancers caused by hpv?

A number of things: Tests for HPV DNA are being done on routine pap smears more and more often and are beginning to replace cytology (looking at cells). If you are asking about when the patient already has cancer, the tumor itself can be tested for the presence of HPV by many methods. An antibody called "p16" is commonly used as well as a method called "in-situ hybridization." ...Read more

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Does HPV (warts) turn into cancer? And does it go away and in how long?

Warts don't: There are dozens of strains in the HPV family. Around 4 strains are associated with genital warts but these are not associated with cancer. There are at least 7 strains (non-wart) that are associated with cancer. The primary infection with any strain usually clears in a few years, but the germs can hibernate in the body forever, Cancer can arise years/decades later. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for HPV precancerous cell to turn in to cancer cells?

Varies: Most people infected with hpv are able to eliminate the virus. The latent period for the development of cancer is variable and depends on the strain of hpv virus, genetic make of the individual, use of tobacco, hormonal status and immune status. The latent period is usually measured in years. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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