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Is cervical cancer contagious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Cervical cancer is not something you can catch, but you can catch human papillomavirus (HPV), which is seen to be a primary cause of cervical cancer. There is an HPV vaccine, which can help prevent catching HPV and getting cervical cancer, although the vaccine does not cure cervical cancer. Avoiding skin contact with someone with an HPV infection and keeping your number of sexual partners low can lower the risk of catching HPV.

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