Do not panic yet. Not all types of virus lead to cancer, only a small percentage of them do.
A study covering 100% of the population of the United States, 2004 to 2008 estimated that each year there are about 33,300 cases of HPV related cancer. Around 21,300 of these cases each year are women and 12,100 men each year. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer associated with HPV in women while cancers of the head and oropharynx are the most common in men.
This study used data from cancer registries to estimate the potential number of cases of HPV-associated cancer based on the analysis of cancer in different areas of the body and the type of cancer cells most likely are caused by HPV. Cancer registries do not collect information on the presence or absence of HPV in cancer tissue at diagnosis.
While nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, cancer in other areas of the body that are mentioned on this page are caused often, but not always, by HPV. Generally attributed to HPV approximately:
- 90% of anal cancers
- 65% of cancers of the vagina
- 50% of cancers of the vulva
- 35% of cancers of the penis
According to recent studies, about 60% of oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the back of the throat, tongue and tonsils) are linked to HPV.
Do not let HPV warts to become cancer. Get rid of them now and reduce your chances.