Human papillomavirus-associated cancers: A growing global problem

Int J Appl Basic Med Res. 2016 Apr-Jun;6(2):84-9. doi: 10.4103/2229-516X.179027.


Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is linked with several cancers such as cancer cervix, vagina, vulva, head and neck, anal, and penile carcinomas. Although there is a proven association of HPV with these cancers, questions regarding HPV testing, vaccination, and treatment of HPV-related cancers continue to remain unanswered. The present article provides an overview of the HPV-associated cancers.

Keywords: Human papillomavirus; human papilloma virus associated cancers; prevention.

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