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Do all types of human papillomavirus (HPV) cause cancer?

 Dr. Diane Harper
Health Education
Only 15 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are considered high-risk types that cause cancer. Most of the cancers are related to HPV 16, because HPV 16 is the quickest to progress into a cancer, but the other types, given enough time, can also form cancers.

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