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HPV and Cancer | Cancer.Net

HPV and Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that is most commonly transmitted during sex and direct skin-to-skin contact. There are more than 100 different types or strains of HPV. Most men and women aren’t aware they have an HPV infection because they don’t develop any symptoms or health problems. But in some cases, certain types of HPV can cause warts (noncancerous, abnormal growths on the skin) in various parts of the body. In other cases, specific HPV types can cause precancerous lesions (areas of abnormal tissue) or cancer.

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