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How common are the diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

Each year, HPV causes close to 27,000 cancers, affecting about 17,600 women and 9,300 men. HPV causes nearly all cervical cancers and many cancers of the anus, penis, vagina, vulva, and oropharynx. Every year in the U.S., about 4,000 women die from cervical cancer, even with extensive screening and treatment programs. Most of these cancers could be prevented by HPV vaccine.

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