HPV and Cancer

What to know

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that can cause cancer.

Photo of a doctor giving an HPV vaccine to a boy while his mother looks on

Basic information


Many HPV-Associated Cancers Can Be Prevented‎

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

What Diseases Are Caused by HPV?

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