Question by  rashmi69 (11)

Is cervical cancer hereditary?

My mother had it.


Answer by  al46398 (20)

There is no scientific evidence that cervical cancer is hereditary. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papilloma virus which is sexually transmitted. Although, if cancer runs in your family there is a chance you will also be diagnosed with cancer at some point in your life.


Answer by  Ella22 (610)

Women cannot inherit Cervical Cancer, it is usually brought on by HPV which is a sexually transmitted virus. However, the likelihood to develop Cervical Cancer can be past on genetically in certain families.


Answer by  CleoHathor (81)

Cervical cancer is not hereditary. The Human Papilloma Virus is the most common cause, and that is transmitted sexually. There is a vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer (HPV vaccine).


Answer by  mpartin (1600)

As with any other cancer, a 1st degree relative having cancer does increase your risk. Make sure that your health care provider knows about your mother so that some precautionary measures may be taken.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

It can be, but there are also environmental factors as well. You are also pulled from two different gene pools as well. I think there is some truth in that but like everything else anyone can get anything at anytime.

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