Does my girlfriend having HPV mean I'm going to get oral cancer later?

Complicated. About 20-40% of oral cancers are caused by hpv infection. Recent research has indicated that this is the same hpv type that also causes cervical cancer and is usually transmitted by oral to genital contact with an infected person. If you engage in such activity, you are at risk of hpv infection and a small risk of throat cancer.
Not likely. Hpv is associated with cervical and oral cancers. However, most people who get hpv infection are able to get rid of it. Other factors in the causation of oral cancer are tobacco and alcohol and perhaps poor oral hygiene.
No. No, hpv is not a garantee of cancer, only one of many risk factors. Your risk will increase for genital cancers as well a head and neck cancer if you engage in oral sex.

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Does my girlfriend having HPV mean I might get oral cancer?

Yes and no. Her hpv has to transmit to your mouth first, through whatever the route; then the types of hpv have to be hpv 16 or 18; then you have to develop hpv-infected lesions inside your mouth; then maybe 1.5 years later, you have a peculair lesion/mass; then may be it's a cancer(or maybe not). Anyway, you have to have all those factors collectively happen to you then you have a chance. Read more...
Possible. Hpv infection is associated with oral cancer, penile cancer, anal cancer and cervical cancer. Most people who get hpv do not develop cancer, but it is a risk factor. Read more...

My boyfriend has hpv. Does that mean that I will get oral cancer because of this?

High risk for HPV. That means that you will be at risk to be contracted with hpv infection if you dont practice safe sex.. Cancer is not contagious disease- hpv is. So please practice a safe sex, hpv vaccination, screening papsmear, and regular visit with your doctor. Also avoid alcohol and cigarrete. Read more...
Unlikely. In the U.S., it is hard to avoid getting exposed to hpv. Oral cancer, though on the rise, is very rare. Most strains of hpv cause hpv warts and abnormal pap smears...But even those usually resolve on their own. They just need to be followed closely by your gynecologist. Read more...
Depends. There may different types of hpv. Type 16 and 18 are associated with most oral and genital cancers. However, even in people who get infected only a small minority develop cancer. You should have regular pap exams as cervical cancer is a larger risk. Read more...

I had uvula pappiloma removed. It was benign. Left tonsil also chronically swollen- ENT isn't concerned- I heard pappiloma is from HPV does this mean I can get oral cancer? Cervix is clean though. : (

Unknown. Over the past 5-10 years, it has become apparent that some types of hpv can cause throat cancer (tonsil, base of tongue)--just like with cervical cancer in women. Getting a papilloma does not mean you will get a throat cancer. Read more...
Sometimes. Pappiloma virus has many strains, only some can cause cancer. You would need a positive biopsy and typing of that result to address your concerns. Most women get their answers from gynecologic testing, unless you have had oral but not genital sex with an "at risk partner", it is most likely that your pappiloma is benign (as tested by your surgeon). Stay healthy. Read more...
Papilloma. Papilloma often refers to a benign epithelial tumor growing outwardly, and can be related to hpv in some cases. Basically though, it is simply a descriptive term of a type of lesion, and there are, however, a number of other conditions that cause papilloma, as well as many cases in which there is no known cause. Since yours was benign, it most likely has noting to do with hpv. Best wishes. Read more...
Papilloma from HPV. Warts (papillomas) are from viral infection. Most hpv viral strains are not high risk for cancer, a few are. See if viral typing was performed. Anyone can get oral or throat cancer, especially smokers, or snuff dippers. Can get viral infection from kissing or oral sex, if partner is infected. Read more...