Is cervical cancer hereditary?

HPV germs. Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too.

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I wanted to know is cervical cancer hereditary?

Not to my knowledge. It is mostly associated with smoking and exposure to sexually transmitted viruses like HPV and HIV. Girls should get vaccinated for HPV, women should get their PAPs on time, and everybody should exercise self control and enjoy sex responsibly. . Read more...

Is cervical cancer hereditary? My mom had it and had a hytorectomy bcuz of it. What r my chances?

Not likely. To my knowledge, inheritance has little to do with the typical type of cervical cancer (squamous). It relates mostly to human papilloma virus infection (mostly subtypes 16 & 18), which are sexually transmitted. Smoking and immunosuppression (HIV) are also risk factors. My advice: don't smoke and avoid risky lifestyles. Read more...

I learned that cervical cancer is hereditary. Is that true?

Cervical Ca . Cervical cancer is actually one of the unusual cancers we have that is most often caused by a virus...HPV. I'm sure you've seen the adds to immunize boys and girls when they are 11to 12. It's a mostly preventable Ca if you have always used protection or been immunized. . Read more...

Cervical cancer and endomitroese runs in my family. My question is cervical cancer and endomitriosis hereditary?

Partially. Cervical cancer is not. It is a sexually transmitted cancer. Caused by hpv which is a virus transmitted through sex. Endometriosis is partially hereditary. And that actually increases the chance of ovarian cancer. So two very different issues. Read more...

Who gets cervical cancer?

HPV . Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or hpv. You can get hpv by having sexual contact with someone who has it. Read more...
There is no. Single answer or way, but a common path is exposure to many partners, and the virion known to be causative agent is human papiloma virus. There are cases in woman that have never had sex, but the chance is quite low, and the risk rises with frequent partners and unprotected sex. Read more...
Cervical cancer. Cervical cancer has a number of risk factors. The risk factors all are linked to an increase chance of having hpv. The risk factors include: smoking, sex before 18, 2 or more lifetime sex partners, partner with 2 or more sex partners, IV drug use, low socioeconomic status. Anyone can get cervical cancer but people with these risk factors are at increased risk. Read more...

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the area of the cervix uteri, or uterine part of the cervix. It has a strong association with hpv infection. It can be screened by pap smears. It is treated either with surgery in the earliest stages, or with radiation therapy +/- chemotherapy for more advanced disease. Read more...

What causes cervical cancer?

Infection with HPV. Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. Read more...

How lethal is cervical cancer?

Depends. Early stage - very curable. My opinion: definitely need to vaccinate boys & girls vs hpv early. Stage 0 thru iii curable with surgery and/or radiation & chemo. Read more...
Cervical Cancer. Review literature: in the US over 12,000 new invasive cervical cancers and about 4000 cancer related death happened each year. With HPV vaccination this number expected to decrease more. In developing countries, especially in Africa the prevalence of invasive cervical and the death rate is much higher. In Africa it is still number one cause of cancer related death for women. Read more...