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Does human papillomavirus cause all cervical cancer?

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Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rizzieri
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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