Virus

HPV Virus Also Cause Cancer Penis


The virus causes cervical cancer is transmitted through sexual contact was also the cause of half of the cases of penile cancer. Similarly, according to new research from experts in Spain.

Human papilloma virus (HPV), thus the name of the virus, can trigger the occurrence of cancer in the vagina, penis, anus, and genital warts even though the latter occasionally.

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Penile cancer is rare, estimated at less than 1 percent of men in Europe and North America who suffer from this cancer. However, the number of events 10 times higher in men in the African and Asia. Around the world, each year there are 26,000 new cancer cases.

Dr. Silvia de San Jose and his team from the Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain, conduct clinical studies of penile cancer between 1986 and 2008, and found 46.9 percent of tumors were associated with HPV.

Therefore, the HPV vaccine is also considered beneficial for young men to prevent the occurrence of penile cancer. So far, the HPV vaccine only recommended for girls.

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