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Photo of a woman looking at statistics on a computerAbout 42,700 HPV-associated cancers occur in the United States each year. See rates by race and ethnicity, rates by state, and median age at diagnosis.


Photo of a nurse giving a girl an HPV shot 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 2015Released in August 2018, this U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Brief [PDF-441KB] reports the number of new HPV-associated cancer cases each year, HPV-associated cancer rates by sex and cancer type and by sex and race/ethnic group, and the estimated number of cancer cases attributable to HPV by sex, cancer type, and HPV type.

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Photo of a group of people80% of people will get an HPV infection in their lifetime. Learn more about HPV.
Anatomical diagram of the oropharynxHPV 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 onRead success stories about comprehensive cancer control programs that have increased HPV vaccination rates.