HPV cancers on rise in United States: govt

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancerThe number of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is on the rise in the United States, reaching nearly 39,000 each year, a government report said Thursday. HPV cancers are commonly found in the genital areas of men and women, as well as the cervix, head, neck, and throat. The cancers described in the report included nearly 11,700 cases of cervical cancer in women, and more than 12,600 cases of oral cancer among men.



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