Not quite. It is very prevalent and typically type 16 and 18 are the culprits, however it probably isn't accurate to say 'all' are caused by it.
No. Adenocarcinoma of the cervix can also occur, arising in glandular epithelial cells. Very rarely, cancer can arise in other types of cells in the cervix. Infection with types of human papilloma virus (hpv) is the greatest risk factor followed by smoking. Other risk factors include human immunodeficiency virus (hiv). Not all of the causes are known. Many others are thought to contribute.
Do all HPV strands show abnormal cells in a papsmear or just the strands that cause cervical cancer?
Combination screenin. There are many different types of hpv that can affect the cervical cells. Some are more high risk than others; most high risk profiles test for 13 subtypes considered high risk. Most cervical cancers are associated with just a couple of types, 16 or 18. Hpv testing is a component of overall cervical cancer screening, currently it doesn't stand alone and needs to be considered together with pap. Read more...
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..... Most patients infected with high risk hpv types do not develop cancer, and the infection is cleared by the immune system within 1-2yrs. However, the longer one is infected, the higher the risk of cancer development. Other factors increase risk, including smoking, immune suppression, multiparty, long term ocp use and chronic inflammatory states.70% of cases are attibutable to hpv-16 or 18. Read more...