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How risky is having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex-partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

How risky is having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex-partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

We don't know.: What you do know is that this new sexual partner has likely been exposed to hpv strains that are the high risk type. However, it is unlikely that you or anyone else for that matter will go through life having never been exposed to hpv. Hpv is extremely common and hpv vaccine, getting regular pap smears and follow up/treatment is the only way to truly prevent cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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What is the risk associated with having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

What is the risk associated with having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

Very common: Hpv is prevalent. About 70& of all twenty year olds will acquire it by the time they become sexually active. Most individuals will clear it on their own in a few years so that by the time someone is thirty, only about five percent have hpv. ...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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Please describe ways to be safe from HPV and cervical cancer?

Condoms & Gardasil: Course of 3 Gardasil injections will protect males & females from 4 sub-types of hpv responsible for 90 % of genital hpv infection & 75% or cervical cancer cases provided they have not previously exposed to this hpv sub-types. Condoms will protect against direct contact & thus infection provided there are no hpv lesions on scrotum, base of penis, labia or vulva. ...Read more

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How can you prevent cervical cancer if you already have hpv?

How can you prevent cervical cancer if you already have hpv?

Not all HPV: Infection leads to cancer. You should be visually checked and pap smeared regularly, engage in safe sex practices so as to not give a gift that keeps giving to your sexual partner. Studies show that absolute abstinence can make hpv resolve. I know. Impossible. ...Read more

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Docs, could a non-sexually active person get cervical cancer?

Docs, could a non-sexually active person get cervical cancer?

Non vs never: Any past sexual contact could have transferred the virus strains known to trigger cervical cancer. If you/they were never (ever) sexually active, they would be unlikely to develop it. ...Read more

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How do you prevent cervical cancer when he is already diagnosed with hpv?

How do you prevent cervical cancer when he is already diagnosed with hpv?

Papsmear,vaccination: If you are eligible- you will need to get hpv vaccination. To prevent it is by following up with your gynecologist closely. She or he will do serial papsmear and hpv testing. Also if needed to do a colposcopic examination and will do whatever necessary as indicated-for instance- surgical procedure for high grade dysplasia so it will not further develop into invasive cancer etc. Discuss with md. ...Read more

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If someone has cervical cancer as a child would you suspect sexual abuse?

If someone has cervical cancer as a child would you suspect sexual abuse?

Hard not to, but: The incidence of CC in a child is very, very unusual. It takes 10-20 yrs to develop. Only 1% of cases are seen before age 20. But, it's not impossible. The contact might be prenatal )mother to child) or non-sexual hand contact w/ genital area, but it wouls raise the ? of abuse in most people. It's very rare - ask Dr! ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent cervical cancer when already diagnosed with hpv?

F/u with your gyne: By updating your papsmears and following up closely with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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. 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