Is it a SURE thing that HPV WILL turn into cervical cancer?

by Rachel on June 6, 2011

If a woman is infected with HPV, is it a forsure thing that she will develop cervical cancer cells? Please let me know..

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C N June 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

its very unlikely that it will turn in to cancer maybe 3-5 % and those people are the ones that have HPV and dont get regular pap smears.. so if you have it its possible to clear it and fight off the infection a small number progress slowly from CIN1- CIN 3 a lot of those will regress or be treated prior to turning into cancer which can take 5-10 years..
so regular pap smears is the way to go

rialisi June 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm

No – it’s not a death sentence. A huge amount of people carry the virus with no problems. Just keep getting regular pap smears, even if they do find some cells one day they can be removed very easily now before it becomes cancerous.

Jennifer E June 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm

No, but you are at a greater risk. Get your yearly pap smears. If you have a strong history of cervical cancer in your family, talk to your doc about possibly getting more frequent paps or other measures you can take.

momonster June 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

There are many different kinds of HPV, but 4 have been identified with an increase in the incidents of cervical cancer. Early detection, vaccination, condoms, and spermicide can help protect you. We all have HPV. Different types, different effects on the body.

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