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    Is my daughter more at risk for cervical cancer?

    I am a survivor of cervical cancer and have a daughter who is now twenty years old. Is she at a higher risk of having it?
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    Cervical cancer  is caused by infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV, also known as genital warts). Known risk factors include anything that increase the chance of such infection (ever having sexual intercourse, multiple sex partners, unhygienic circumcised male partner), as well as smoking and young age at first intercourse.
    I can't find any reference to inherited risk on CSL's www.cervicalcancer.com.au or Cancer Council Australia's www.cancer.org.au/aboutcancer/cancertypes/cervicalcancer.htm.

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