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Can some body with anorexia get cervical cancer?

hi, I know a girl who is anorexic and has been for about 3 years, she also hasn t gotten her period in 3 years, I have a few questions. question 1, she suspects she has cervical cancer because of not having her period, could anorexia have caused her to get cancer? question2, is she sterile now because she hasn t had her period in so long? question 3, if she isn t sterile how much longer can she go being anorexic before her ovaries shrivel up and die and becomes sterile?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
After going through your history, any one who is anorexic for so long develops nutritional deficiencies of various type, which reduces immunity not only risk of various infection increases also of malignancy(Cervical).
Absence of period is amenorrhoea may be due to other reasons also like Anemia,hormonal imbalance, Thyroid disorder.
Cervical cancer is known to be associated with HPV infection, Please note there is vaccine available for it.
please take care Visit a Physician/Psychiatrist and Gynecologist to examine her and investigate accordingly and once cause is detected she can be treated.
Take care
Good Luck.

Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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