Can A 18 Year Old Contract Cervical Cancer?


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Cindy answered
Yes.  My daughter had it at age 18.  If you catch it early they just snip out the parts of the cervix that are affected and that's it.  Make sure you have regular pap smears (a must!) and use protection.  Cervical cancer can be caused by the HPV virus that having unprotected sex can cause.  Usually there are no signs on the guy (sometimes warts on the penis) but the man can carry it and not know.  See a gyno right away.
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Anonymous commented
Not trying to be rude or anything but you don't ONLY contract HPV from having unprotected sex.
You can contract HPV during sexual contact. So using a condom does not prevent you contracting HPV.
Anonymous commented
Cervical cancer actually affects women between the ages of 20 and 80, as it is slow growing. You can review statistics at the National Cancer Institute. However, you can become infected with the HPV virus which is almost always the cause of cervical cancer. Once you become infected with HPV then you may develop dsyplasia (which is what the other commentor was referring to), which is usually defined as either low grade or high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions(considered pre-cancerous cells)
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Mary Rigney answered
Cervical cancer is no respecter of age. Yes,m you can have cervical cancer.  It is necessary for all young ladies who are sexually active to have pap smears annually so that any sign of cancer can be detected early.  If you are not sexually active and are experiencing any abnormal periods, discharge, or pain, definitely call you physician and discuss with Dr.

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