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What happens if I don't have my genital warts and human papillomavirus (HPV) treated?

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Unfortunately, despite treatment, having high-risk HPV can raise your risk of cervical, rectal, and penile cancer. But not all forms of the virus are linked to these cancers. If you have genital warts, be sure you get annual check-ups to screen for cancer.

From: Genital Warts and HPV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

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