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What are my chances of getting cervical cancer if my sister died from it?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

For the most part, your chances will not increase because your sister had cervical cancer.
Cancer of the cervix is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus (hpv). However, not everyone infected with the virus will go on to develop cervical cancer. So individual and perhaps family predisposition may influence the overall cancer risk. You should speak to your doctor about pap smears.

In brief: Depends

For the most part, your chances will not increase because your sister had cervical cancer.
Cancer of the cervix is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus (hpv). However, not everyone infected with the virus will go on to develop cervical cancer. So individual and perhaps family predisposition may influence the overall cancer risk. You should speak to your doctor about pap smears.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Screening is needed

There is no clear genetical model /role in cervical cancer.
Environmental exposures are the most important developing cervical cancer. The risk include-early onset sexual activity , multiple sexual partner-especially with high risk partner- known to have hpv, history of std, immunocompromised etc. Now, the more risk factors the higher your risk is to have cervical cancer. Pap-smear is the key.

In brief: Screening is needed

There is no clear genetical model /role in cervical cancer.
Environmental exposures are the most important developing cervical cancer. The risk include-early onset sexual activity , multiple sexual partner-especially with high risk partner- known to have hpv, history of std, immunocompromised etc. Now, the more risk factors the higher your risk is to have cervical cancer. Pap-smear is the key.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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