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Patients with genital warts at high risk of cancer | News for Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist | Oncology | MIMS Malaysia
 

Patients with genital warts at high risk of cancer | News for Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist | Oncology | MIMS Malaysia

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26 Aug 2017 - General
 
Madhubabu kaaja Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Genital warts could be a sign of sexually transmitted infection too and we have to further investigate the presence of one. It is important to avoid risky sexual behaviors such as having multiple partners or unprotected casual sex in order to lessen the risk of contracting genital warts. I hope that researchers will do a follow-up study to further solidify the a...
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This is an interesting study in Malaysia that concludes presence of genital warts pose an increase risk in developing malignancies, particularly in the anogenital regions. It does exclude one from having risk for other types of cancer. Moreover, the risk is amplified by smoking and is more commonly observed in the male population. This data gives us time to discuss whether routine genital exam should always be conducted in the initial consult as this is often bypassed especially in the Asian reg...
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