My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.


Posted: | Report This Report Question |

Can an HPV wart straind lead or cause vulnerability to cancer?

I have recently found out i have Warts around my pubic area and one on the shaft of my penis. so thats HPV?

my doctor told me to take a course of aldara for 3 months then freeze the warts off to get rid of them. but still the HPV will exist in my body.
NOw that i have such a virus, does that up my chances of my body potentially facing cancer in the near or late future? am i more vulnerable have cancer?

Related Topics: Wart, Cancer, Penis, Virus

Answers from Contributors (1)

115 Answers
956 Helpful Votes
I know more about the connection between HPV and cervical cancer in women but there seems to potentially be a link between HPV and genital cancers in men.

Also, I know that men and women can transfer HPV to each other through sexual contact.

Here's more information on HPV in men. Hope this helps.

The opinions expressed here are solely those of the User.down arrowThe opinions expressed here are solely those of the User.
User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see the
bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

| Report This Report Answer

Was this helpful?


Thanks for your feedback.