HPV tied to higher esophageal cancer risk

By Kerry Grens NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new review of previous research links infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) to a three-fold greater chance of esophageal cancer. “This doesn’t mean it is present in all (esophageal cancers), but it may be a factor in a certain proportion of cases,” said Dr. Surabhi Liyanage, the study’s lead author. HPV is a very common sexually transmitted virus that is known to cause cervical cancer, anal cancer and some cancers of the reproductive organs and the upper throat. …
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