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My mom had HPV and a spot on her cervix. She got me the injections am i protected against HPV and cervical cancer? How will i know if i get cervical c

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

There have been 3 different HPV vaccines.
Against 2/4 or 9 HPV strains. There are dozens of HPV strains but at least 7 (mainly 2) associated with cervical cancer. It is great that you had one of the vaccines, but you must remain vigilant for your lifetime. To get cervical cancer you just need a cervix, the rest is incidental and unpredictable. You will need to get your pap smears.

In brief: Yes and no

There have been 3 different HPV vaccines.
Against 2/4 or 9 HPV strains. There are dozens of HPV strains but at least 7 (mainly 2) associated with cervical cancer. It is great that you had one of the vaccines, but you must remain vigilant for your lifetime. To get cervical cancer you just need a cervix, the rest is incidental and unpredictable. You will need to get your pap smears.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Still need pelvic exams and pap smears.

In brief: Yes

Still need pelvic exams and pap smears.
Dr. Allan Goldstein
Dr. Allan Goldstein
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