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News | April 22, 2024

Cancer diagnosis linked to HPV virus

By Lori Newman

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States, more than 46,700 new cases of cancer are found in parts of the body where human papillomavirus is often found. HPV causes about 37,000 of these cancers.

Research has found that it can take 5 to 10 years for HPV-infected cells to develop into precancers and about 20 years to develop into cancer.

When U.S. military veteran, Scott Anglin was diagnosed with Invasive Anorectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in January 2022, at the age of 62, he had no idea his cancer was linked to HPV.

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