HPV (human papillomavirus) is a virus that can cause certain cancers and diseases in males and females.
Cervical cancer: Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, and just two HPV types, 16 and 18, are responsible for about 70% of all cases.
Anal cancer: About 95% of anal cancers are caused by HPV. Most of these are caused by HPV type 16.
Oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the middle part of the throat, including the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils): About 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by HPV. In the United States, more than half of cancers diagnosed in the oropharynx are linked to HPV type 16 .
Get in where you fit in
and get vaccinated, your
health will thank you in
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2012). Human Papillomavirus-associate cancers-
United States, 2004-2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Reports. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/std/
National Institutes of Health (NIH). (February 19, 2015). HPV and cancer. Retrieved from