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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Hpv Cervcal Cancer

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How is HPV harmful to men? For women it's cervical cancer. What about men? Does it cause cancer to them too? If so, what's the treatment to them?

 How is HPV harmful to men? For women it's cervical cancer. What about men? Does it cause cancer to them too? If so, what's the treatment to them?

2 Common Cancers: HPV has been associated with cancer of the penis. It is also the third major factor (after tobacco use & alcohol use) for oral cancer in men & women. When combined with tobacco and/or alcohol use & abuse, those with HPV have a much poorer outcome from treatment for oral cancer ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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I've had HPV CIN 1 show up on my pap smears for the past 5 yrs or more. Should I seek treatment or wait to see if it regress or progress into cancer?

I've had HPV CIN 1 show up on my pap smears for the past 5 yrs or more. Should I seek treatment or wait to see if it regress or progress into cancer?

HPV CIN 1: Please speak with your doctor. Sounds like you should have colposcopy and a biopsy. Left untreated these lesions can sometimes worsen and become hi grade lesions that could lead to cervical cancer. Again, see your doctor and see what they advise. ...Read more

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Im diagnosed with HPV related changes and mild dysplasia CIN1. Is this cancer? Treatment?? Also polypoid late secretory endometrium. Im 40. Thank you!

Im diagnosed with HPV related changes and mild dysplasia CIN1. Is this cancer? Treatment?? Also polypoid late secretory endometrium. Im 40. Thank you!

Not cancer yet: It may simply need to be followed, or you may be a candidate for biopsy, laser, excision. Be sure to keep in touch with your physician on this. Secretory endometrium is simply a phase that you go through each month. I'm glad you're staying proactive and health-conscious. ...Read more

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I am so scared that i will test positive for HPV and die from cervical cancer. I don't know what to do to calm my nerves. ?

I am so scared that i will test positive for HPV and die from cervical cancer. I don't know what to do to calm my nerves. ?

Take heart.: Hpv infection is common, but only a few subtypes progress to cancer. There is also a long lead time from infection to cervical cancer, so active surveillance with pap smears and colposcopy can significantly reduce the chance of developing advanced disease. This is an important public health concern, but if you are proactive, practice safe sex, & do not let anxiety consume you, you'll be just fine. ...Read more

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What happens if I test negative for hpv, I don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

What happens if I test negative for hpv, I don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

Most likely not: The overwhelming majority of cervical cancers are caused by HPV, but rarely they are not. Your chances are very low with your age and HPV status, but please follow your OB/Gyn's recommendations for continued screening if indicated. ...Read more

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Is it true that if i test negative for hpv, i don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

Is it true that if i test negative for hpv, i don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

Not true: I would not worry as much, but first, you should practice safe sex to make sure you don't get hpv. Second, the tests are sometime false-negatives, and third, a very small proportion of cervical cancer arises in people without hpv. ...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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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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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

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

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

Monitoring: You may never be affected, but having regular followup visits with a pap smear can pick it up before it happens.The process takes time to develop and regular monitoring can detect the early changes that suggest someone will develop it later. At that point a variety of treatments can be used to eliminate your risk. ...Read more

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Maybe got HPV from using somebodys dildo. Did she have HPV or cervical cancer?

Maybe got HPV from using somebodys dildo. Did she have HPV or cervical cancer?

Probably just HPV: Hpv is sexually transmitted. The original user of the dildo in all likelihood, has hpv, especially if the dildo has been your only sexual encounter. It is not possible to know, from the available information, if she has cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can guys be checked to see if they have the HPV that gives girls cervical cancer?

Yes: Warts(condylomata accuminata aka hpv) on the male sex organs can be seen or tested for by a family md or urologist. ...Read more

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Qiagen hybrid capture ii, HPV .Are these tests for cervical cancer available in usa?

Qiagen hybrid capture ii, HPV .Are these tests for cervical cancer available in usa?

Yes!: HPV testing is commonly done as part of the pap smear screening for Cervical cancer. So most gynecologists get this done easily though a lab...the test was developed by Qiagen but now available all over the world. ...Read more

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Do all HPV strands show abnormal cells in a papsmear or just the strands that cause cervical cancer?

Do all HPV strands show abnormal cells in a papsmear or just the strands that cause cervical cancer?

HPV: The hpv strains that cause cervical cancer (high risk hpv), show more severe changes and abnormalities than the low risk hpv strains. ...Read more

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How can a woman with HPV cervical cancer transmitt it by oral sex. Does she have to have open soars.

How can a woman with HPV cervical cancer transmitt it by oral sex. Does she have to have open soars.

No open sores: Hpv can be transmitted from the vagina to the mouth or penis of your partner. In the last few years there has been an increase in oral pharyngeal malignancies due to hpv. This is felt to be due to spread of the virus through oral sex. ...Read more

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How do you get hpv-cervical cancer. And if she gives oral sex is it transmitt able or only through sex.

How do you get hpv-cervical cancer.  And if she gives oral sex is it transmitt able or only through sex.

STD: Lots of hpv strains, some have increased risk to develop into cervical ( or oral and throat cancer - note michael douglas). Hpv nay be visible as external warts of genitals, or not ( internal- only internal exam and pap can tell. Contagious, with contact with affected parts. Virus can be shed in vaginal secretions as well. Treatable. Not all hpv strains are pre cancerous. ...Read more

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I know hpv is a risk factor for cancers such as cervical, anal, oral etc. But can cancer of rectum- not anal- also be caused by hpv?

I know hpv is a risk factor for cancers such as cervical, anal, oral etc.  But can cancer of rectum- not anal- also be caused by hpv?

Odd question: The anus and rectum are essentially the same structure.You may look at the anus as a back door and inside something different, but we consider the terms interchangable. Yes, the cancer related strains of HPV can be involved in rectal cancer. ...Read more

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Isit 100% that someone that has HPV 6.11, 16, 18 and it will cause cervical cancer or immunue system can fight it of the body if its strong?

Isit 100% that someone that has HPV 6.11, 16, 18 and it will cause cervical cancer or immunue system can fight it of the body if its strong?

No: There are very few things that are 100%. While these serotypes are proven to be the most virulent forms of hpv associated with cancer, even this does not guarantee a future of malignancy. ...Read more

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Can I get cervical cancer between my 3 months check ups from HPV? Will it develop in such short time? If so, will o need to shift monthly tests then??

Can I get cervical cancer between my 3 months check ups from HPV? Will it develop in such short time? If so, will o need to shift monthly tests then??

Follow the protocol: Depending on what shows up on your pap smear, you'll be given the length of time that's safe for follow-up. Cancers take time to develop and there are lengths of time that are reasonably safe for waiting. I'm glad that you understand the importance of this and wish you a good outcome. ...Read more

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How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

How can HPV cause cervical cancer?

By infecting cervix: The human papilloma virus (hpv) inserts its dna into the human host's cervical cell's dna. It uses the growth factors from the human to reproduce itself. If this gets out of control it becomes cancer. It is more complicated, but that's it in a nutshell. Of course we are still seeking more knowledge and understanding to end cancer as we know it. We are making good progress with cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

Sexual contact.: In general, genital hpv infections (cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, anus/perianus, penis, and scrotum) are spread by sexual contact. Some strains of hpv in some patients can progress through a process called dysplasia or intraepithelial neoplasia ('premalignant changes') to develop into cancer. Always practicing safe sex with condoms can decrease the risk of acquiring and spreading diseases. ...Read more

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What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

What can cause cervical cancer besides HPV?

Cervical Cancer: Cancer is a genetic disease. HPV causes cervical cancer by a series of interactions with the DNA of the epithelial cells there. While other means of producing cancerous genetic changes exist, and other cancers occur in the cervix besides squamous and adeno- types, these are not frequent and thus not well studied. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is cervical cancer or hpv?

Not either / or: These two things are not mutually exclusive and they are very different in presentation if not related. Cervical cancer is something that can be detected by a paps smear and pelvic exam by your gyn or primary doctor. While many cervical cancers are induced by hpv which is a virus, the common presence of hpv alone often is asymptomatic. ...Read more

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If you have HPV does that mean cervical cancer?

NONO: Hpv in some people can cause precancer and cancer but you can have hpv and a normal cervical pap, some people with hpv can become hpv neg over time, if u have hpv you doc should be following u and your doc should diagnose precancer before it turns into cancer usually. ...Read more

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What is the link between HPV and cervical cancer?

Viral particles : The connection was solidified when analysis of certain cancers , e.g. Cervical cancer , has revealed hpv virus in those tumors ... ...Read more

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Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Can you get cervical cancer even if you had HPV shot?

Yes: The shot is designed to help prevent acquisition of the initial infection from up to 9 strains of HPV. It only helps if you get it before the infection & only for the strains in the vaccine. Although the vaccine helps with the strains most often seen with cervical cancer, it does not protect against them all.There are at least a dozen strains that are considered risky for genital cancer. ...Read more

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Can HPV turn into cervical cancer in only a few months?

Can HPV turn into cervical cancer in only a few months?

No: Cervical cancer tends to be a rather slowly developing/progressing cancer, and typically takes many years to progress to cancer (if untreated or undiagnosed) from the time one first contracts the hpv to the development of cancer. (also: getting the high risk hpv virus infection does not mean that one will develop cancer). ...Read more

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How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

How long does it take HPV to turn into cervical cancer?

Months to years: Once an hpv invades a cell, active infections occur, and the virus can be transmitted. Several months to years pass before squamous intraepithelial lesions (sil) develop and can be clinically detected. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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