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Who gets vaginal cancer?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factors are:

The hpv family of viruses encompasses over 100 different strains responsible for cervical cancer, genital warts and vulvar/vaginal cancer.
Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early age of first intercourse, history of abnormal pap smear, history of rectal cancer or hiv. Also, taking chronic meds like steroids or immune modulating meds for auto-immune diseases can increase the risk.

In brief: Risk factors are:

The hpv family of viruses encompasses over 100 different strains responsible for cervical cancer, genital warts and vulvar/vaginal cancer.
Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early age of first intercourse, history of abnormal pap smear, history of rectal cancer or hiv. Also, taking chronic meds like steroids or immune modulating meds for auto-immune diseases can increase the risk.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Vaginal Cancer

It is well established that certain strains of the human papilloma virus (hpv) are linked to vaginal cancer, as are prior exposure of your mother to a drug called des, which has not been used for years.
Advancing age is considered a risk factor. At your age, there is little chance that you would develop the disease unless your mother was treated with des.

In brief: Vaginal Cancer

It is well established that certain strains of the human papilloma virus (hpv) are linked to vaginal cancer, as are prior exposure of your mother to a drug called des, which has not been used for years.
Advancing age is considered a risk factor. At your age, there is little chance that you would develop the disease unless your mother was treated with des.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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