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I have human papillomavirus. Does this increase my chances of getting vaginal cancer?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
Yes, hpv directly causes at least 50% of all vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as all cerivical cancers, much of anal cancers, 70% of head-and-neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers amongst other problems! that's a ton of cancers from one virus!

In brief: Yes!
Yes, hpv directly causes at least 50% of all vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as all cerivical cancers, much of anal cancers, 70% of head-and-neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers amongst other problems! that's a ton of cancers from one virus!
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cervical cancer risk
Hpv is a risk factor for cervical cancer and anal cancer.
You should be screened annually with a pap smear and an anorectal examination. Here is a link to the national cancer institute regarding hpv and cancer. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/hpv.

In brief: Cervical cancer risk
Hpv is a risk factor for cervical cancer and anal cancer.
You should be screened annually with a pap smear and an anorectal examination. Here is a link to the national cancer institute regarding hpv and cancer. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/hpv.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Yes, HPV also causes over half of all vaginal AND vulver cancers. More than just a pap, you need a whole genital and anal exam. Not just cervix and anusbut other cancers too...
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