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Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Risk factors vary
The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv).
Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer.

In brief: Risk factors vary
The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv).
Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cigarette smoking
Cervical cancer is caused by hpv, or human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted, but vaccine-preventable disease.
One of the major risk factors is cigarette smoking, which dramatically increases the risk of progression of disease at all stages. It is another reason why women should consider quitting smoking. Most states require the immunization series for girls beginning in their early teens.

In brief: Cigarette smoking
Cervical cancer is caused by hpv, or human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted, but vaccine-preventable disease.
One of the major risk factors is cigarette smoking, which dramatically increases the risk of progression of disease at all stages. It is another reason why women should consider quitting smoking. Most states require the immunization series for girls beginning in their early teens.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: HPV type and Immune
High risk type hpv virus, smoking, hiv/other immunosuppresive diseases and not using condoms increase a woman's chance of cervical cancer.
There are different types of hpv virus and some are more dangerous than others. Gardasil protects against the highest risk hpv (16 & 18). Getting pap smears regularly reduces cervical cancer risk as pre-cancers can be treated before they become cancer.

In brief: HPV type and Immune
High risk type hpv virus, smoking, hiv/other immunosuppresive diseases and not using condoms increase a woman's chance of cervical cancer.
There are different types of hpv virus and some are more dangerous than others. Gardasil protects against the highest risk hpv (16 & 18). Getting pap smears regularly reduces cervical cancer risk as pre-cancers can be treated before they become cancer.
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Dr. Ruth Crystal
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Vaccine
Optional in wi.

In brief: Vaccine
Optional in wi.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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