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What's the average time and the shortest time from HPV infection to cervical cancer?

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Dr. EVELYN GOPEZ
Pathology
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In brief: Between 10-20 years.

Hpv infection per se does not mean that one will develop cervical cancer.
It depends upon the type of hpv infection. Types 16 and 18 are high risk hpv that can develop into cervical cancer. Befpre cancer develops, the cervix goes into stages of dysplasia.(mild, moderste, severe, in-situ cancer, that can be detected in regular pap smears and can be treated to prevent its progression to cancer.

In brief: Between 10-20 years.

Hpv infection per se does not mean that one will develop cervical cancer.
It depends upon the type of hpv infection. Types 16 and 18 are high risk hpv that can develop into cervical cancer. Befpre cancer develops, the cervix goes into stages of dysplasia.(mild, moderste, severe, in-situ cancer, that can be detected in regular pap smears and can be treated to prevent its progression to cancer.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It varies

It depends on your body's ability to resist the hpv infection initially and later how well you are able to defend against "cellular hpv multiplication".
Some hpv cervical intraepithelial neoplasia i and ii's revert back to normal and do not go on to form cervical cancer because of this mechanism.

In brief: It varies

It depends on your body's ability to resist the hpv infection initially and later how well you are able to defend against "cellular hpv multiplication".
Some hpv cervical intraepithelial neoplasia i and ii's revert back to normal and do not go on to form cervical cancer because of this mechanism.
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