Does all HPV 16 and 18 turn into Cervical Caner even with early medical assistance?

by Rachel on August 27, 2011

I wanted to know if all HPV 16 and 18 virus turn into Cervical Cancer…even with early detection?

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**sassy** August 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm

No. I had abnormal pap. Found out I had HPV16. Had small area removed in dr.’s office. Didn’t hurt much at all. Paps have been normal since. I go back every six months now for three years.

tarnishedsilverheart August 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

It is a persistent high risk HPV types that can progress to a cancer. Early dictions give our doctors an opportunity to treat high risk HPV type lesions. Removing the manifestation that the virus creates such as a cervical lesion or a wart helps our body recognize the virus and start fighting it.

Many women with a high risk HPV type or types do build immunity to the virus but some don’t. It is a persistent infection that can progress to a cancer.

3,700 women die each year because of cervical cancer. 11,000 women each year are diagnosed with cervical cancer….and four times as many women are diagnosed with cancer in situ. http://www.cancer.org. The US is aggressive in its recommendation of yearly Paps and treatments. These two things have help reduce the rate of cervical cancer….sadly developing nations do not have the same opportunities that we have. Many centers offer free or low cost cervical screening for women with no health care and who can’t afford the necessary screening. Women in government have launched the challenge to eliminate cervical cancer http://www.womeningovernment.org/prevention/about_the_campaign.asp

Having a high risk HPV such as 16 or 18 does not mean that your virus will progress. Knowing we carry a high risk HPV types indicates we do carry an HPV type that could persist and progress. So far research can’t tell us why some women build immunity to the virus and others don’t. Cervical cancer is preventable and this prevention starts with us making and keeping our appointment for screening and following our doctors recommendation of treatments.

HPV high risk HPV types can regress causing no problems but high risk HPV types that persist can progress.

7 years positive high risk HPV types
Two LEEP’s for Vulva intraepithelial neoplasia 2/3
One excision Vulva 3 cancer in situ

Shay August 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

NO Just get regular check ups

brooklyn7582 August 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

NO it just means it COULD turn into it, not that it WILL….keep going to your check-ups and you will be able to monitor and track it, don’t freak out, this is why we get paps, for early detection, so we can do something about it!!

Good Luck

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