Can you tell me if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

Possibly genes. While nearly all cervical cancers are related to hpv infections, a few patients may have genetic alterations that predispose to cervical cancer. These changes could be inherited. This would be uncommon but possible.

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What happens if the HPV virus causes cervical cancer 99% of the time, what causes it the other 1%?

HPV about 80% HPV is responsible for about 80% of the cancers. There are other carcinogenic stimuli in the genes and environment. Alcohol and tobacco are two known carcinogens. Other chronic infections of the cervix may also contribute. Read more...

I was diagnosed with cancerous hpv. What is the percentage of women with this virus who actually do get cervical cancer from it?

Here are some... It has been known cervical cancer is associated with high-risk HPV, but it is unclear in the other way around because the duration with these HPV is an important factor to cause malignant change in cervix, usually 10-20 yrs, but such a change may never happen in life. To explore life reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Read more...

How does human papilloma virus contribute to cervical cancer?

Yes. The human papilloma virus is absolutely the leading cause of cervical cancer. Luckily there is now a vaccine which can prevent infection or progression of the most cancer inducing strains of the virus. Modern screening techniques such as pap smear and dna analysis can discover viral infection and pre-cancerous signs long before it progresses to cancer. Read more...
Yes. Several strains of the human papilloma virus (hpv) have been shown to be the main cause of cervical cancer. Prevention, treatment and immunization are ways of decreasing the risk of hpv infections in men and women. Annual pap smears are a must for all sexually active women. Read more...

When an HPV person's diagnosed with cancer, will virus attack stronger as immune system will be very low with chemo sessions. Etc?? Not cervical cancer

HPV could reactivate. Cancer chemotherapy could result in reactivation of a previously silent HPV infection. However, usually this isn't serious. Probably you'll just need to be on the alert for warts (mostly genital, sometimes oral) and have them treated, and have regular pap smears to pick up pre-cancerous changes before they become dangerous. Discuss it with the patient's cancer. Good luck! Read more...

What can I do to reduce my risk of cervical cancer? Since im infected with a high risk hpv virus. Pls help, am very worried.

High risk hpv. Your best bet is to get regular Pap smears so that you know if cervical dysplasia is present within the cervix. Best of luck. Read more...
You are not alone. Women have been getting pap smears for decades before we knew the link of high risk HPV to cervical cancer. If you follow your docs recommendations for regular pap smears it can be picked up in the pre-cancer stages. If so, treatment can remove affected cells and stop it before it happens. There is no meds or special diets, just a need for you to do your follow ups. It may NEVER happen. Read more...

How definite is it to get cervical cancer by HPV? 100%? Do all patients carrying the virus get it even with proper observation and tests? Is HPV fatal?

No. Not at all. HPV is dozens of different viruses and several of them make it possible for a woman to get cervical cancer. However, if you keep up surveillance, your chance of dying of this are near zero. And most women with these strains won't have problems, period. If you've not been immunized and have the chance, ask your physician about this. Read more...