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How common is HPV-related cervical cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Even though 90% of people who get HPV will clear the virus within two years, 12,710 women will receive a diagnosis of cervical cancer by the end of 2012. In that same year, 4,220 women will die. The odds of beating this cancer are much greater if caught early. Since 99.7% of cervical cancers can be attributed to HPV, the importance of a simple HPV test from your gynecologist cannot be overstated.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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