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Is cervical cancer hereditary?

My neice is 14 turning 15 and her mom passed 8 years ago to cervical cancer, her mom found out she had it by having her period for 10 days, well my neice came to me saying she got her period 2 weeks ago and it came back today and its really gooey (srry tmi) and really heavy, is it possible she has cervical. im going to take her to the gyno again but i just wanted your opinions?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:38 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Health

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  • A trip to the gyno is in order, but cervical cancer is primarily caused by HPV. your neice must be honest with the doc about whether she's sexually active. if she's not sexually active, it's unlikely that her symptoms are caused by cancer or precancerous cells.

    Answer by teri4lance at 8:43 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • i hope not because my mom had it and needed a hysterectomy!

    Answer by aliciatron at 8:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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