HPV and Cervical Cancer - The Consequences

There are over 60 types of HPV that have been discovered by scientists. Some of which cause the appearance of genital warts on sexually active and infected teens and adults while the other types of HPV are found through the subclinical infections.

HPV and cervical cancer then is of high concern for direct association due to the infliction of the HPV types 6 and 11, and other known types such as 16, 35, 18, 31 and 33 all linked to increased dangers to cervical cancer. Considered the “high risk” types, these can extremely affect the vulva, the anus, cervix and the vagina.

Genital warts are said to have both precancerous and non-cancerous indications depending on the strength of immune system. Often, some of the genital warts remain to be unrecognized unless they are seen as cauliflower-like swellings on and around the areas of the vagina, anus and the cervix.

HPV and Cervical Cancer - The Consequences

Unfortunately, detecting HPV is quite difficult and routine tests sometimes are not able to completely distinguish the infection due to its coordinated types. But on the other hand, women should always consult their doctors if there are unusual appearances, bumps on their skins, especially on sensitive areas as well as pains, itching, and abnormal bleeding.

However, as stated above, while the Pap test, diagnosis of HPV and cervical cancer cannot detect HPV but only the abnormal cervical conditions, indicating HPV infection and other vaginal infections.

With this situation, doctors may also apply follow-up evaluation like the colposcope which further detects any changes when Pap results remain to misrecognize the severe results. Though if there is the indication of dysplasia as seen through couple of tests, cervical dysplasia can be determined, and should not be believed to denote a cervical cancer. Though it can be thought to lead in cancerous stages when progressed, cervical invasive cancer still remains unclear.

Thus, sexually active people can find it difficult to avoid the occurrence of HPV and cervical cancer. Most of the HPVs do not cause symptoms and that is also the reason why “high risk” viruses are increasing risk while many also are victims without knowing if their partners or they are the ones who transmit the HPV. Among the worse reports, many possible ways can still prevent the virus like safe sex, contraception and communication about sex.

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