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The infection doesn’t just cause cervical cancer

A syringe is injected into a vial against blue background.
A syringe is injected into a vial against blue background.
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Most people know that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer. But HPV is also behind other types of the disease, including cancers of the vulva, penis, and anus. One type has surpassed even cervical cancer as the most common: HPV-associated cancer of the oropharynx, or throat.

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