HPV turned cancer?

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About 5-6 years ago I was told I could potentially have HPV. Was tested for pretty much everything else which came back negative, then these warts appeared which pretty much confirmed HPV. I’ve read up lots about how it can turn dangerous, and recently over the last month or so I’ve had a bad throat and quite a lot of pain in my neck area. It’s strange because it seems to come and go as some days I feel fine and others it’s quite painful. Recently though I have had struggle breathing and my voice seems to have changed. I’ve been put off by going to the doctors as it does frighten me. I’m a 24 year old male and could really do with some advice. Thanks. 

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    The HPV virus that causes genital warts doesn't cause cancer (so I've read). But go to the doctor just to put your mind at rest

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    HI Joe 26755. please go to the Drs with your concern. although it's highly unlikely to be the worst case scenario, it's always better to go and check out any 're occurring symptoms.

    I just want to tell you that I too left symptoms for a long time before ending up going to the GP . And it unfortunately came back as Cancer cells via HPV. it is on the rise in people but can be treated if caught in time. and I also had warts 30 years ago just once . unfortunately you can get cancer from HPV . But please go and talk yo your Dr. as When my biopsie came back as Cancer. The Drs were even very surprised. don't just worry about it and do nothing as that's when the problem can escalate. I'm not say I g that's what you have , but its always best to get throughly checked .

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      Thanks very much for the reply, I really appreciate it. I’m going to my GP Friday, I have an appointment then. I’m very worried because all the sypmtoms do point to the worst case scenario. Do you mind me asking how you was feeling at that time? I’m a bit nervous because I’m meant to be going away this weekend and I’m not sure how I will cope. Don’t even know if I’m allowed an alcoholic drink. Worrying times. 

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    hi Joe. Yes I truly remember how I felt going to see my Dr & the following hospital appointments. They were all very assuring and told me not yo worry as it was probably nothing . Hence the Shock from them & me in a complete Daze on hearing the news of it being Cancer from HPV virus. Still, it's a lot to take in & my only regret was, that i didnt have someone with me. As I didn't really hear much else after hearing the C word. since then I've been more in control of the information given to me and have been armed with questions that I needed to ask. write any questions down & expect a response from your Dr. I'm still waiting for another appointment with another specialist to see my next move & what that will be. Honestly , I'm petrified but hide it well & just stay in the day . after 4 months I've decided I'm going to do what I can to tackle it head on . Support is important & I got that from an online HPv Cancer site . as i found it difficult to share my honest thoughts with family as I don't want to worry them . Anyway , it's easy to think the worst &I'm sure you'll be okay. once someone hears HPV , (which I knew nothing about until recently ) The worst thing was googling everything & thinking I had it . good luck with your appointment and try to talk to someone understanding about your fears. And please ,put it aside & enjoy your weekend . Alcohol will be okay

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