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Cervical Cancer Etiology

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The Well Project

Cancers

... Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) from where it originates to other organs
Ask the Experts

Anal pap smear protocol

Has there been a standard protocol in place for anal pap smears for hiv+ men and fi so for how long? I ask because I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 50 several years ago and have responded really well to treatment. I was never offered an anal pap...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Personally I do recommend them. I'll post some information from the archives that addresses your concerns.Dr. BobHPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected PeopleAn Interview With Joel Palefsky, M.D.By Bonnie GoldmanFebruary 11, 2009At... Read more »

Guidelines for Pap test in HIV+ woman

I have seen conflicting information on scheduling frequency for Pap test. Every 6 months or annually for those with normal results, which is teh recommendation? thank you
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...Pap smears test for cancer and pre-cancer of the cervix. Cancer of the cervix is thought to be caused by a progressive infection with human papilloma virus. So, like other infections Read more »

vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

I was listening to some coverage of the 25years of AIDS or related program and thought they mentioned a vaccine that they were getting good results for slowing or stopping cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Have you heard of such a drug? I have...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancers. However, not all women who are infected with HPV will develop cervical cancer. Moreover, while there are many different types Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular should the results of pap tests after a leep procedure be interpreted differently for HIV + than HIV - patients. i have had a leep and then a pap 3...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...also refer you to Dr Sullivan on the expert panel to get his advise in women' health issues. I have attached an article about cervical cancer and its causes for you to read-I know it is very technical.My feeling is probably your cervical... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes May Raise Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

...Herpes simplex-2, the virus that causes genital herpes, may act as an accomplice to another virus known to cause cervical cancer, making a woman even more susceptible to cancer, according to a new report. The researchers reported their findings... Read more »
The Body PRO

HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

...known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, or CIN. It's well known that this is a lesion that has the potential to progress to cervical cancer. We have a pap smear screening system in place now, which is designed to detect the high-grade... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Circumcised Men Less Likely to Get Virus That Causes Cervical Cancer

...week's New England Journal of Medicine (No. 346; Vol. 15), women whose sex partners are circumcised may be less likely to get cervical cancer. The study found that men with intact foreskins were three times more likely than circumcised men to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HPV Key Link to Unusual Form of Cancer

...the study shows, is that if you can eradicate or prevent these types of HPV associated with cancer, you could prevent getting cancer of the cervix and save lives." The full study, " Worldwide Human Papillomavirus Etiology of Cervical... Read more »
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do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
...they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »

Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...because my doctor will need a new authorization. Has anyone had a similar circumstance? I'm scared that this could turn into cervical cancer while I'm awaiting the procedure. Any info would be greatly appreciated! The more I think about it, the... Read more »

Great article on ovarian cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi, ovarian cancer is fifth most common cancer among women accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. This information i get from an informative article on ovarian cancer... Read more »

realisation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scared to get tested, too scared to see what the results were once i was tested, and scared after the results were all clear because it was such a close shave. i don't think i've ever experienced such fear and turmoil in my life, and over that... Read more »