Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer

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The HPV vaccine can prevent many HPV-associated cancers. Cervical cancer can be prevented or found early through regular screening. Learn more.

United States Cancer Statistics Data Brief number four, August 2018. Cancers associated with human papillomavirus in the United States, 2011 to 2015

The latest U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Brief reports numbers and rates of cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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80% of people will get an HPV infection in their lifetime. Learn more about HPV.

Anatomical diagram of the oropharynx

HPV can cause cancers of the oropharynx (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils).

Photo of a nurse giving a girl an HPV shot while her father looks on

Read success stories about programs that have increased HPV vaccination rates.

Page last reviewed: August 29, 2018