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How do you get cervical cancer? What can you do to prevent it from happening again?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: HPV and PAP test

Most cervical cancers are due to a virus called hpv.
A woman younger than 26 should get vaccine for hpv to prevent cervical cancer. For others regular pap smear examinations are the best preventive strategy. Other issues are delaying the onset of sexual activity, limiting the number of partners and not using tobacco.

In brief: HPV and PAP test

Most cervical cancers are due to a virus called hpv.
A woman younger than 26 should get vaccine for hpv to prevent cervical cancer. For others regular pap smear examinations are the best preventive strategy. Other issues are delaying the onset of sexual activity, limiting the number of partners and not using tobacco.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Avoid Pap smear

The human papilloma virus can go on to lead to cervical cancer and 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. Although pap smears don't prevent 100% they do prevent upwards of 99% and can find it in an early stage.

In brief: Avoid Pap smear

The human papilloma virus can go on to lead to cervical cancer and 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. Although pap smears don't prevent 100% they do prevent upwards of 99% and can find it in an early stage.
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Dr. Ricardo Estape
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