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How common is cervical cancer for a 25 year old who has never had a pap smear? I have engaged in sexual activity but have not had intercourse.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Uncommon

Most cervical cancers are due to infection with a virus, human papiloma virus (hpv) which is usually acquired through sexual intercourse.
Oral sex can transmit hpv and using condom is not protective either. You are too young to have cervical cancer, but i would strongly urge you to seek care for preventive services, including hpv vaccine, though you may have missed the recommended age for vaccine.

In brief: Uncommon

Most cervical cancers are due to infection with a virus, human papiloma virus (hpv) which is usually acquired through sexual intercourse.
Oral sex can transmit hpv and using condom is not protective either. You are too young to have cervical cancer, but i would strongly urge you to seek care for preventive services, including hpv vaccine, though you may have missed the recommended age for vaccine.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Very uncommon

First of all, having sex does not cause cervical cancer.
The virus that can go on to lead cervical cancer can be passed by sex as well as any other type of skin to skin contact. Other things that increase risk of cervical cancer are: smoking, herpes infection, HIV infection and not getting pap smears as recommended by your gyn. Cervical cancer is more common in the 35-45 year old age group.

In brief: Very uncommon

First of all, having sex does not cause cervical cancer.
The virus that can go on to lead cervical cancer can be passed by sex as well as any other type of skin to skin contact. Other things that increase risk of cervical cancer are: smoking, herpes infection, HIV infection and not getting pap smears as recommended by your gyn. Cervical cancer is more common in the 35-45 year old age group.
Dr. Ricardo Estape
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