Who is most likely to develop cervical cancer?

Those with HPV. Women with hpv have the greatest cervical cancer risk. The body is capable of clearing hpv over time. 80% of women who contract hpv will clear it within one year. 90% will have cleared hpv within 3 years. About 10% of women will require more than 3 years to clear the virus - or they never clear it. They are at greatest risk for complications due to hpv, including cervical cancer.
Having many partners. Cervical cancer is caused by 2 types of hpv. There are more than 40 types; some cause genital warts. Women who have multiple sexual partners have higher risk, but you can get infected from having sex once with someone who has it. Condoms can help prevent it, but they have to be worn consistently. Get your pap. Ask your doctor about the vaccine. For more info: www.Cdc.Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.Htm.

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Likely causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV. Almost all causes of cervical cancer are attributed to abnormal changes of the uterine cervix from previous exposure to certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) obtained through prior sexual contact. It's believed to take many years to develop after initial exposure and so regular gyn check-ups and pap smears are recommended. Recently, a vaccine for younger women (under 26) is recommended. Read more...

Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?

Risk factors vary. The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer. Read more...
HPV type and Immune. High risk type hpv virus, smoking, hiv/other immunosuppresive diseases and not using condoms increase a woman's chance of cervical cancer. There are different types of hpv virus and some are more dangerous than others. Gardasil protects against the highest risk hpv (16 & 18). Getting pap smears regularly reduces cervical cancer risk as pre-cancers can be treated before they become cancer. Read more...
Cigarette smoking. Cervical cancer is caused by hpv, or human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted, but vaccine-preventable disease. One of the major risk factors is cigarette smoking, which dramatically increases the risk of progression of disease at all stages. It is another reason why women should consider quitting smoking. Most states require the immunization series for girls beginning in their early teens. Read more...

How likely is it to get the side effects from the cervical cancer shot?

Unlikely. This immunization is very well tolerated. One thing we see occassionally is passing out from the shot, but that can happen anytime you get stuck with a needle especially in this group we target for the hpv vaccine...Young females. Read more...
Gardasil effects. Just like most vaccines, there are very few side-effects seen with their administration. Read more...

How likely is it that I could get pregnant if I have cervical cancer?

It depends. Chances of getting pregnant can be good if cervical cancer is caught very early at stage ib1 or less. These are small tumors usually less than an inch or so in size only involving the cervix itself. Unfortunately many cervix cancers are found when they are larger than this or have spread into the tissues near the cervix and in these cases the only curative treatments lead to infertility. Read more...

How likely is cervical cancer when you have an abnormal pap for the second time?

< 100% But more than zero. Speculations and guesses at percent are time wasters. You need to have colposcopy by a gyn onc, biopsy and if positive options for conization or hysterectomy or radiotherapy if cancer. Read more...

I'm 25 but I have never had sexual intercourse. How likely it would be for me to have cervical cancer?

Almost . Impossible. Cervical cancer comes from the HPV virus that you get through sexual contact. It can be gotten through close contact other than intercourse if the contact was close enough though. So still be careful rubbing bare skin to skin if you don't want sexually transmitted diseases. Read more...
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of cervical cancers are caused by several strains of the human papillomavirus. Human papillomaviruses are typically transmitted sexually. Read more...

I'm just wondering, if you have genital warts are you more likely to have cervical cancer?

Yes. Based upon research, there upwards of a 60% chance that women with genital warts will have an abnormal pap smear. Some pap smear abnormalities indicate that a woman has cervical dysplasia which is a precursor to cervical cancer. Warts are caused by 2 types of human papillomavirus, & several other types of hpv cause cervical dysplasia & cancer. Read more...