HPV-Associated Cancer Statistics
Based on data from 2012 to 2016, about 44,000 HPV-associated cancers occur in the United States each year: about 25,000 among women, and about 19,000 among men. Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer among women, and oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils) are the most common among men.
HPV-associated cancers are estimated by examining cancer in parts of the body and cancer cell types that are more likely to be caused by HPV. Cancer registries do not collect data on the presence or absence of HPV in cancer tissue at the time of diagnosis.
In general, HPV is thought to be responsible for more than 90% of anal and cervical cancers, about 70% of vaginal and vulvar cancers, and more than 60% of penile cancers. Oropharyngeal cancers traditionally have been caused by tobacco and alcohol, but recent studies show that about 70% of cancers of the oropharynx may be linked to HPV. Many cancers of the oropharynx may be caused by a combination of tobacco, alcohol, and HPV.
The Data Visualizations tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from United States Cancer Statistics. It includes the latest cancer data covering 100% of the U.S. population.
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- Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus, United States, 2012–2016
Number 10, August 2019
- Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population, United States—1999–2015
Number 6, December 2018
- Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus, United States, 2011–2015
Number 4, August 2018
- Trends in Human Papillomavirus–Associated Cancers—United States, 1999–2015
- Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus by State, 2010–2014
Number 2, March 2018
- Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus, United States, 2010–2014
Number 1, December 2017