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My boyfriend has hpv. Does that mean that I will get oral cancer because of this?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

In the U.S., it is hard to avoid getting exposed to hpv.
Oral cancer, though on the rise, is very rare. Most strains of hpv cause hpv warts and abnormal pap smears...But even those usually resolve on their own. They just need to be followed closely by your gynecologist.

In brief: Unlikely

In the U.S., it is hard to avoid getting exposed to hpv.
Oral cancer, though on the rise, is very rare. Most strains of hpv cause hpv warts and abnormal pap smears...But even those usually resolve on their own. They just need to be followed closely by your gynecologist.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: High risk for HPV

That means that you will be at risk to be contracted with hpv infection if you dont practice safe sex.
. Cancer is not contagious disease- hpv is. So please practice a safe sex, hpv vaccination, screening papsmear, and regular visit with your doctor. Also avoid alcohol and cigarrete.

In brief: High risk for HPV

That means that you will be at risk to be contracted with hpv infection if you dont practice safe sex.
. Cancer is not contagious disease- hpv is. So please practice a safe sex, hpv vaccination, screening papsmear, and regular visit with your doctor. Also avoid alcohol and cigarrete.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

If oral sex.

In brief: Possible

If oral sex.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There may different types of hpv.
Type 16 and 18 are associated with most oral and genital cancers. However, even in people who get infected only a small minority develop cancer. You should have regular pap exams as cervical cancer is a larger risk.

In brief: Depends

There may different types of hpv.
Type 16 and 18 are associated with most oral and genital cancers. However, even in people who get infected only a small minority develop cancer. You should have regular pap exams as cervical cancer is a larger risk.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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