Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer

Basic Information

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Learn about cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV and oropharyngeal cancer, and preventing HPV-associated cancers.


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About 46,711 HPV-associated cancers occur in the United States each year. See median age at diagnosis.


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The HPV vaccine can prevent several cancers. Cervical cancer can be prevented or found early through screening. Learn more.

“Some HPV infections can cause cancer of the cervix or in the back of the throat,” says pediatrician Dr. Jose Rodriguez in this video.

Featured Resources
United States Cancer Statistics Data Brief

The latest data brief reports on cancers associated with HPV in the United States from 2015 to 2019.

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In this blog post, CDC’s Dr. Virginia Senkomago explains how the latest data show that many HPV-associated cancers can be prevented.

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Learn how a health department trained health care providers to make strong HPV vaccine recommendations.