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Who gets cervical cancer?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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