Should teens be getting tested for oral cancer hpv?

What teens need. 1 a good sex education!. So you know all consequencies of what you do or you would do. You really dont have to start becoming sexually active at early age. You will not miss anything much. In fact you gain more- self respect, better health, good sleep and focus more on your study. That what teens need. 2. Hpv vaccination for boys and girls - teens age up to 26.

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How long before you get symptoms for HPV oral cancer. And if the woman that has it transmitt it by giving oral sex.

Hard to tell. Hopefully never but only time will tell. Choose your partners wisely, use protection. Read more...
Uncertain. Yes. Time duration unknown. Yes, you can. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. Read more...

Does my girlfriend having HPV mean I might get oral cancer?

Yes and no. Her hpv has to transmit to your mouth first, through whatever the route; then the types of hpv have to be hpv 16 or 18; then you have to develop hpv-infected lesions inside your mouth; then maybe 1.5 years later, you have a peculair lesion/mass; then may be it's a cancer(or maybe not). Anyway, you have to have all those factors collectively happen to you then you have a chance. Read more...
Possible. Hpv infection is associated with oral cancer, penile cancer, anal cancer and cervical cancer. Most people who get hpv do not develop cancer, but it is a risk factor. Read more...

How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

Variable. Most people do not get cancer from hpv infection. Other factors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other infections may increase the risk. Genetic predisposition to hpv induced cancer also plays a strong role. The lag time varies from years to decades. Read more...
No one really knows. Likely would take a long time but its important to know that most people who are infected with hpv will not end up getting cancer. Read more...

Does my girlfriend having HPV mean I'm going to get oral cancer later?

No. No, hpv is not a garantee of cancer, only one of many risk factors. Your risk will increase for genital cancers as well a head and neck cancer if you engage in oral sex. Read more...
Complicated. About 20-40% of oral cancers are caused by hpv infection. Recent research has indicated that this is the same hpv type that also causes cervical cancer and is usually transmitted by oral to genital contact with an infected person. If you engage in such activity, you are at risk of hpv infection and a small risk of throat cancer. Read more...
Not likely. Hpv is associated with cervical and oral cancers. However, most people who get hpv infection are able to get rid of it. Other factors in the causation of oral cancer are tobacco and alcohol and perhaps poor oral hygiene. Read more...

My boyfriend has hpv. Does that mean that I will get oral cancer because of this?

High risk for HPV. That means that you will be at risk to be contracted with hpv infection if you dont practice safe sex.. Cancer is not contagious disease- hpv is. So please practice a safe sex, hpv vaccination, screening papsmear, and regular visit with your doctor. Also avoid alcohol and cigarrete. Read more...
Unlikely. In the U.S., it is hard to avoid getting exposed to hpv. Oral cancer, though on the rise, is very rare. Most strains of hpv cause hpv warts and abnormal pap smears...But even those usually resolve on their own. They just need to be followed closely by your gynecologist. Read more...
Depends. There may different types of hpv. Type 16 and 18 are associated with most oral and genital cancers. However, even in people who get infected only a small minority develop cancer. You should have regular pap exams as cervical cancer is a larger risk. Read more...

I have gotten the gardasil shot, does that prevent HPV?? Will I get oral cancer if I have gotten all 3 shots?

Probably. Gardasil is very, very effective at protecting against infection with 4 specific sub-types of HPV - the 4 most common problematic strains. It also gives some cross protection against other similar strains of HPV. Your chances for contracting HPV (oral or genital) are lessened due to the vaccine. The likelihood of getting a cancer from HPV will be quite low - nut not zero. Read more...
Here are some ... Gardasil contains the following 4 subtypes - 6, 11, 16 & 18 HPV types. How it was designed is because of the facts: The subtypes of 16 & 18 are related with 70% of HPV-induced Ca of cervical, anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile areas and the 6 & 11 subtypes are related with 90% of genital warts. So, receiving this vaccine in its completion will help you greatly to avoid its related cancer. Read more...
Complete series. Please complete the series as you are inadequately protected. Read more...
Not necessarily. It is a great start, if you complete the series, but there are no guarantees in life.The newest Gardasil contains material for 2 wart and 7 cancer associated strains. As we remove them from the scene there may be other strains that trigger cancer, time will tell. You may acquire a strain not currently tested for or in the vaccines. Just keep educating yourself & be aware of changes in your body. Read more...

If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

At least once a year. I would recommend getting an oral screening exam at least once a year. It can/should be combined with your annual exam at the dentist. Read more...
Periodic oral exam. The ADA recommends that an oral cancer screening should be completed at every periodic oral exam visit. At least 2 times per year. Read more...