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What Is Cervical Cancer And How Can You Decrease Your Risks Of Getting It
Cancer of the Cervix: The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus, that dilates during labor to let the baby out. Cancer in this part of the uterus almost always caused by infection with human papiloma virus, or hpv. This is the same virus that causes genital warts, but most warts don't lead to cancer. To prevent cervical cancer, you can get vaccinated when you are young, before you start having sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 21 yr old female and have HPV along with abnormal cells what are the chances of getting cervical cancer? And how often should I get a pap smear?
One sexual partner: While the chances of dysplasia/cancer are low when you have only have a single sexual partner, your partner may not have only have a single partner, and therefore could infect you with hpv, the most common cause of cervical cancer. Do a pap smear and you will know if you are at risk. Using condoms or other barrier methods during sex will decrease your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have it in my head i'm gunna get cervical cancer. If i start using condoms everytime will this reduce my risk?
If you dont get gardasil shot does that make you at risk for cervical cancer. Does having had chlamydia in the past make you at risk?
Mixed question: Gardasil can reduce your risk of some strains of HPV that can trigger cervical cancer, if you have the shots before you are exposed.Chlamydia has no direct effect on cancer risk, but the germ likes to live in/destroy the sensitive linings of your Fallopian tubes, which can render you unable to have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more
Can you get high risk HPV that causes cervical cancer from just genitals touching or from not having full penetration?
Yes: Hpv is a virus that causes all types of warts. Certain strains (16, 18, 31) r associated with high risk of cervical/laryngeal/anal cancer & can be spread through contact with infected genital skin, mucous membranes, or bodily fluids. Use adequate protection &/or consider getting the hpv vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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