• What kind of sexual activity is known to cause cervical cancer or be a risk factor of cervical cancer?

    Asked by Julianna on Thursday, May 16, 2013

    What kind of sexual activity is known to cause cervical cancer or be a risk factor of cervical cancer?

    This is a bit personal, but I just wonder if there is anything to this.

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    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      The HPV is responsible for a large number of cervical cancers but not all. And the HPV virus is the cause of many other cancers too even lung cancer. The virus is spread through skin to skin contact. This means that even contact sports can spread the HPV and its unclear as to how the virus lives and for how long outside of a host.
      80-90% of adults who have had sex have the HPV virus. The difference is our bodies cleared the virus versus other people who may have other mutations in their body did not and the virus turns those mutation cells into cancer. Once its cancer it shows up in several areas in the body.
      Please do not allow the media or even some Dr's to imply this is in any way anything other than it is a terrible virus that is getting stronger and stronger and is in fact a world epidemic.

      almost 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Julianna,
      First of all, any unprotected sex, or sexual activity that can cause undo scarring on the surface of the cervix. If a partner has HPV in the oral cavity or anal cavity with any suspicious genital warts this should also be a concern. A virus is dependant on our DNA to reproduce itself. Viruses need warm moist enviroments to stay alive. There are many strains of HPV but, only 5 are considered hrHPV, which are high risk. These are only transmitted by body fluids. Every male is a carrier. This disease is viral driven and not a mutation on a gene. The surface of the cervix is alkaline based and any damage to that protective barrier can cause the virus to penetrate into the gland and take up house as either a squamous cell dysplasia or adenocarcinoma that extends behind into the endocervix. Hope this answers your question, Carm RN.

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      There is also clear cell adenocarcinoma In addition cervical cancer and its cell mutations can be linked to DES being taken by pregnant women in the 60's in some women. The skin to skin contact has made the transmission of the HPV virus very difficult to control. I had posted an earlier posting about the importance of vaccinating both boys and girls as early as 9 years old since this is the first vaccine to stop cancer.

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      By the way I provided the research materials used for the first publication in Cure mag on the HPV virus some 10 years ago.

      almost 4 years ago

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