HPV – short for human papillomavirus – is a group of more than 150 related viruses that live in certain cells found in the surface of the skin and in moist surfaces like the vagina, anus, cervix, vulva, head of the penis, mouth, throat, trachea, bronchi and lungs. Low-risk HPV types can cause genital warts and cellular changes that do not cause cancer. However, high-risk HPV types have been linked with pre-cancer and cancer in men and women.
Check out the infographic below for more information on the HPV virus and its relationship to cancer based upon research from experts at the OSUCCC – James.
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