The short answer is no. We do not know the cause of SCCC or LCCC, therefore it cannot be prevented.  This lack of knowledge about the disease is another reason we are fighting to raise money for research.

There is no evidence that the Human Papilloma Virus causes SCCC or LCCC. A substantial number of women diagnosed with SCCC or LCCC report never having tested positive for HPV.    The former co-director of a world-renowned neuroendocrine program has stated that HPV does not cause neuroendocrine cervical cancer.  M.D. Anderson cites a study that demonstrates a relationship between HPV18 and SCCC / LCCC; however, there is no causal evidence to support that HPV is  precondition to a diagnosis of SCCC or LCCC.

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