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Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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Almost all cervical cancer is caused by HPV. Some cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynx (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils) are also caused by HPV. Research is still being done to understand how and to what extent HPV causes these cancers.

Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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