My daughter is 20 and just had ner first pap smear. She also just became sexually active a few months ago. She also had the gardisal shots when whe was 16. The pap came back abnormal showing abnormal epithelia. They want to repeat her pap in 3 months. When I was 20 I had a pap come back and had laser of the cervix. then at 28 had 3 abnormal paps and 3 cone biopsys in one year followed by a total hysterectomy. Can my condition be hereditary to my daughter. Also since she had the gardisal should we be worried about the abnormal pap?
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Cervical cancer is not considered to be hereditary as it is caused by infection with HPV. The vaccination gives protection if taken at the right time. The ways in which it can be transferred from you to your daughter is by passing HPV during birth, and through Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. She should be regular with follow-up and monitoring with her treating gynecologist and proceed with further treatment options as instructed.
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