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How Do You Get Cervical Cancer

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I had cervical cancer; Am I more prone to other cancers?

I had cervical cancer (I am HIV positive) and I would like to know if that is an open door to develop other cancers or for my original cancer to metastasize. Does cervical cancer mean you are prone to breast or other cancers? Thank you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Cervical cancer is typically caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). You may be more prone to diseases caused by the HPV virus (e.g. anal cancer, warts). It's important that your health care provider check... Read more »

My daughter was treated for cervical cancer. Is she at greater risk for more cancers?

My daughter has been HIV positive for 7 years. In the summer she had a hysterectomy due to... Read more »

cervical cancer in women

If cervical cancer in women is an AIDS defining condition, does this mean that all women with... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Studies Examine Ways to Prevent Cervical Cancer With Few Resources

Faster, more aggressive cervical cancer treatment could benefit low-income American women and women in developing countries who test positive for high-grade precancerous lesions, two recently published studies suggest. Though some of these women may... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two Tests Cut Cervical Cancer Risk in Poor Countries

Just two lifetime health clinic visits could halve the cervical cancer risk for women in developing countries, according to a new study. Thanks to regular screenings, cervical cancer claims only around 4,000 lives annually in the United States. In... 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 »

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 »

HIV, Cervical Dystonia or Essential Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have both HIV infection and Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmotic Torticollis). I would like to correspond with other gay men who have both these conditions or who have both HIV and Essential Tremor. Thank you.

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