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Just wondering why they test for HPV every time you have a follow-up. I live in Canada and just had a CKC for AIS with clear margins. I have asked every doctor I have dealt with through this experience about getting tested for HPV but they all say I can't get tested for HPV here and that it wouldn't make a difference to my treatment. I was also told by my doctor that although HPV is the main cause of squamous cell carcinomas it is not one of the causes of adenocarcinomas. If HPV testing would make a difference in predicting recurrance or my treatment I would really like to be tested.
[QUOTE=chris34;4151892] I was also told by my doctor that although HPV is the main cause of squamous cell carcinomas it is not one of the causes of adenocarcinomas. If HPV testing would make a difference in predicting recurrance or my treatment I would really like to be tested.[/QUOTE]

Really?! If HPV isn't a cause of adeocarcinomas, then what does your doctor say causes AdCA? Everything I've read said AdCA is caused by HPV, I think 18, but I'm not positive on the number.

The only reason I can think of for knowing the strain number (like HPV 18, or HPV 16) is because certain strains tend to cause problems in different areas/types of tissue. I *think* one of the strains which can cause carcinomas of the cervix can also cause one of the oral/throat cancers. So, the only reason to know what strain(s) you have is to know what areas of the body need close follow-up.





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