Throat cancer from hpv

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Avatar n tn Even for women who develop a mild dysplasia from HPV - only 1% will go on to develop cancer. 1% - that is all, and that not 1% of all women, that's not 1% of all women who have HPV that is 1% of the small percentage of women that will actually develop the mildest level of dysplasia and it is more likely for a women to have complications from it than a man. So it is rare.
Avatar n tn Is it possible I have some viral infection from the HPV in my throat, possibly cancer? Would symptoms appear that quickly? Should I go to an OBGYN or an MD to check this out? And what tests should I get done (std testing, tests for hyper-/hypo thyroidism, cancer screening)?
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Avatar m tn Currently I don’t think anyone has a concrete answer on the possibility of infection or transfer rate of HPV from genital to mouth or mouth to genital. HPV can be passed from genitals to mouth, but at what riskier rate I’ve not seen. Lesions or cancer can be a factor of HPV of the throat.
Avatar f tn I having been reading that hpv also causes throat cancer. Is there anyone who was diagnosed with hpv cervical dyplasia and later had a problem with others cancers?
Avatar n tn Yes, HPV can infect the throat and it may be related to cancer of the throat (not the mouth) HOWEVER, the risks for these cancers appear to be influenced far, far more by previously described risk factor such as smoking (this is the biggest one) and heavy drinking. The contribution of HPV to cancer of the throat remains unquantified and is at most only a small fraction of the cotribution due to smoking and heavy drinking. 2.
Avatar f tn Is there such a test that can detect HPV in the mouth/throat? If I had developed HPV in the mouth/throat, is it likely that the virus traveled throughout my whole body system including my cervix even though I did not have intercourse with this person? ( Is that why HPV can only be detected by vaginal swabs for females even if it was contraced orally?) I recently took a blood test for HIV and syphillis, which I am both negative.
Avatar m tn First, the HPV types (primairly HPV -6 and -11) that cause warts are different from the one (HPV-16) associated with thoat cancer. Second, despite all the news reports about oral/throat cancer related to HPV, it amounts to only about 6,000 cases per year in the entire country -- a very rare cancer! In 30+ years in a busy STD clinic, I never once saw a patient with oral HPV the he or she caught from his or her own genital infection. It doesn't happen. Put HPV in perspective.
Avatar f tn I have been reading that HPV is linked to throat cancer, so i am EXTREMELY worried and anxious!! I am going to the doctor next week. My questions are.... 1. My GYN told me I was now immune to the strain of HPV i have, even though I may be immune could i still get warts? 2. I thought low risk strains caused warts and high risk strains caused cancer. I had both warts and dysplasia....Is there a strain that can cause both? or do i have 2 strains? 3.
Avatar m tn Your fears of oral HPV and oral cancer have no basis. Although certain throat cancers are caused by one HPV type (HPV-16), such cancers still are rare. Apparently you have not read the thread linked above, and the other threads linked there. At least two of those discussions go into detail about oral HPV and cancer. You should find the information reassuring. Read them.
Avatar m tn -And oral HPV rarely progresses to cancer; throat cancer due to HPV remains a rare problem, despite lots of media attention to it in recent years. -First, oral warts are rare, even in people who regularly perform oral sex on partners with genital warts. It is very unlikely you will ever have a serious complication of oral HPV or that you will be a risk to future sex partners.
Avatar m tn The only important health consequence of oral HPV is cancer of the throat, which is caused by only one HPV type (HPV-16). Even in those with HPV-16, probably under 1 in 1,000 develop cancer. In the entire United States, there are only about 10,000 such cancers per year -- i.e. it's quite rare -- and I imagine the rates are about the same in the UK and the rest of Europe, including Turkey.
Avatar m tn s believe that transformation from HPV to cervical cancer in women can take decades. With that said, I would not think it outside the realm of possibility that you could have contracted HPV decades ago, had trouble resolving it (i.e. clearing it via your immune system) and it developed into oral cancer. Unfortunately, there are a tiny proportion of individuals whose immune systems never gain control over the virus in entirety, and you may have fallen into that tiny proportion.
Avatar n tn The only important health consequence of oral HPV is cancer of the throat, which is caused by only one HPV type (HPV-16). Even in those with HPV-16, probably under 1 in 1,000 develop cancer." In the first one, by my understanding, he says that most of people with oral HPV-16 WILL develop throat cancer.
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Avatar n tn I wanted to comment in general that the most common cause of oral cancer is HPV. I assume then that oral cancer must be rare as well then. I hope people become more aware of these things. i liked your responses. very well put.
Avatar f tn Second, here is from another website (Web MD) about research showing that someone whose throat cancer did come from HPV is not likely to spread it to his or her kissing partners. "Spouses and long-term partners of patients with HPV-related oral cancers appear to have no increased risk of oral HPV infections, according to the results of a new study led by Johns Hopkins investigators.