• Does HPV have anything to do with other types of cancer besides head and neck cancers?

    Asked by BugsBunny on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Does HPV have anything to do with other types of cancer besides head and neck cancers?

    There seems to be more of an emphasis on HPV and getting kids vaccinated, I have never seen a complete list of all the types of cancers it affects.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer and is responsible for some oral and throat cancers.

      about 1 month ago
    • BugsBunny's Avatar
      BugsBunny

      Thank you

      about 1 month ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      It is also responsible for most Anal cancers

      about 1 month ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      I was really lucky and got myself checked midway through my 20s on a whim. I had grade 3 cervical HPV which they were able to remove with a cone biopsy. I had zero physical symptoms!

      So now my kids are both being vaccinated, The older one is all done and in 2 years so will my 9 year old. The side effects from the shots were unnoticeable for my kid, so it has worked out well for us and equals a tiny extra piece of mind.

      about 1 month ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, cervical and the head and neck cancer located in the back of the throat area. Very important to vaccinate.

      about 1 month ago

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