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Early Signs Of Cervical Cancer

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Cancer Link to Early Sex

Sex at earlier ages may explain the higher risk of cervical cancer among poor women, according to an investigation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Previous theories centered on lower screening rates among the poor... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Cancer Virus Fuels Oral Cancer Type, Too

The incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers has risen over time, and these now account for the majority of such cancers, according to new study. The overall incidence of oropharyngeal cancers has risen 28 percent since 1988, to nearly... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
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HPV vaccine and cervical/oral cancer?

Hello Dr. Bob. This is the Mommy that you have always been so kind in easing the worries of, needing your wisdom once again in an extremely uncomfortable situation . I hope that these questions find you in the best of health, and as always, I thank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll post some general information from the archives about HPV below. This will answer some of your questions.As for your husband's problems with condoms, I suggest he try different varieties until he finds the best fit. It's a... Read more »

Cervical Cancer

Knowing there are many unknowns with progression of cervical cencer in HIV+ females, what would your opinion be on the timeframe in development cancerous cells causing more serious stages of cancer after once having clear margins after surgery? I...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Cervical cancer is associated with a virus (HPV) which causes dyplasia and can cause progression to invasive cancer, usually over several years. The rate of progression to cervical cancer is related to many variables. The most significant variable... Read more »

Abnormal papsmear and cervical cancer. I am soooooooooo scared

Hello. I am a very scared woman, and I hope you can help me. Last November I met a man and we engaged in oral sex both ways, but he did not ejaculate in my mouth. I thought nothing of it, but 5 weeks later I was very sick with the flu, and just...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Abnormal PAP smears are very common. PAP smears are nothing more than an early warning system that further evaluation is necessary. It was much more frightful a long time ago when there were no PAP smears and women didn't find out about... Read more »

Do standard blood tests detect early signs of cancers?

Does the standard blood tests performed at HIV clinics detect early signs of cancer? If not, are there any other ways to detect cancers (all kinds) before you become seriously ill?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a simple and important question for which there is no easy answer. There is NO "standard blood test" to detect cancer. Oh how I wish that such a test would exist!The American Cancer Society and other organizations have... Read more »
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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

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 »

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 at Read more »

exciting new news

Posted by Anonymous
I think that the very recent HPV = cervical cancer vaccine is a terrific thing; not only for its intended population, but for the concept of one day finding a vaccine that will target a particular virus strand (like with HPV = #16) which is thought... Read more »