What percentage of cancers are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs)?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The percentages of other cancers caused by oncogenic HPV are as follows [34] :

  • Anal cancer - 90%

  • Vulvar cancer - 40%

  • Vaginal cancer - 40%

  • Oropharyngeal cancer - 12%

  • Oral cancer - 3%


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