What could lead to cervical cancer?

HPV. Cervical cancers are almost all caused by human papilloma virus (hpv). This is a sexually transmitted virus. It is very common, infecting over 80% of sexually active adults. Fortunately, the majority of women, even though they have been exposed to hpv, do not get cervical cancer. Regular pap tests and routine gyn exams detect pre-cancer changes and allow us to treat them before cancers happen.

Related Questions

Can teenage sex or pregnancy lead to cervical cancer?

Yes. Early onset of sexual activity and/or multiple partners can lead to hpv infections. This can then lead to cervical cancer. Read more...
It might. Risk factors include: early age of onset of sexual activity, multiple partners, chlamydia infections, smoking, family history, des, poverty but the greatest risk is the human papilloma virus. The good news is that now vaccines exist against hpv and should be given before a girl becomes sexually active. Talk to your pediatrician or family doctor. Read more...

Can vagina infection lead to cervical cancer?

HPV. There are many types of human papilloma virus (HPV), some of which can cause cervical cancer (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cervical-cancer/expert-answers/cervical-cancer/faq-20057909). That's why HPV vaccinations can prevent cervical cancer (although we still recommend regular Pap smears). Read more...

Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as cervical cancer?

HPV not pinworm. Pinworm infestation can lead to complications, and they are often symptomatic, usually with anal itching, as they emerge at night. However, cervical cancer is more likely to arise following infection by high risk subtypes of a virus called human papilloma virus (hpv), and this can be detected during routine pap smear. Read more...

Do genital warts lead to high risk cervical cancer. Which is the truth?

Here are some... The most practical known advice is to be diligent and vigilant to have annual PAP smear and colposcopy, which are within our control and what we can do, and I would not sit to imagine, speculate, and worry about that is beyond our control since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation for survival and growth. Best wish to health... Read more...

How could a woman get cervical cancer?

HPV infection... Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. Read more...