What is the link between cervical cancer and birth control pills?

Behavior. People on birth control pills use condoms less and are, therefore, more likely to get a human papilloma virus which can cause cervical cancer. The main cause for cervical cancer is the human papilloma virus.
Minimal. This is a tough question. It was thought before that only one type of cervical cancer (villoglandular) was associated with pills but recent data shows that there is a minimal increase (1:1000) with current use of pills. The link is not clear. Hpv can increase the risk of cervical cancer and the actual link between pills, hpv and cervical cancer is not clear. Tough question to answer in 400 words.

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Does the cervical cancer shot help reduce the risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Kind of. Birth control pills can increase the risk of cervical cancer in a round about way. If you have unprotected sex (don't use a condom) because you figure you're safe on the pill to do so, then you may contract the hpv virus which can cause cervical cancer. The vaccine can reduce the chance of you catching this virus. The moral is, birth control pill or not, use a condom to reduce your risk of std's. Read more...
HPV. Most cervical cancer is caused by hpv. The vaccine decreases the chances of getting cervical cancer caused by hpv 16 or 18, the 2 most common cancer causing types. The link between birth control and adenocarcinoma of the cervix is controversial. Read more...

Can the cervical cancer shot counter the increased risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Much more than! The increased risk of cervical cancer from use of birth control is tiny, if at all, depending on what studies you read. However, the hpv vaccine reduces your risk of cervical cancer by 75-80%, so it is way better! you figure if there is an increased risk of 1-2% from birth control pills, or even it was as much as a 5-10% difference, (which no way it is), then the vaccine really wins out. Read more...

Since I take birth control pills can I still get cervial cancer?

No STD protection. Birth control pills, when taken appropriately, are excellent for preventing pregnancy but offer no protection against sexually transmitted diseases or cervical cancer. Routine screens by a gynecologist are still indicated. Read more...
Yes. Birth control pills do not prevent cervical or any other cancer. You should get PAP smear done. You are still young enough to take HPV vaccination and I would recommend that you take the vaccination as that can prevent many cervical cancers. Read more...

I am new to birth control, but possible diagnose of cervical cancer. How high am I at risk?

Minimal risk. If you mean risk for cervical cancer because of birth control, it is not increased. Studies have shown some association but it is likely related to sexual practices. In other words, if you have multiple sexual partners then there is higher risk of getting the HPV virus which is at least partly related to cervical cancer. But the hormones in the pills will not increase your risk per se. Read more...

I have a possible diagnosis of cervical cancer and am starting on birth control for the first time. At how much risk am I?

Promoting cancer. Hormonal birth control can promote cancer. When there is a question of cervical cancer, hormonal birth control needs to be discussed with the doctor, who established the diagnosis of possible cancer. Read more...

Do I have a higher risk of getting cervical cancer if im on birth control and have hpv?

HPV Risk. Hpv risks come with the strain of hpv you have. Birth control does not change this strain or the genetics of the virus. Your physician should now be able to tell you if you have high risk hpv strain or not. Read more...