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HPV-related Cancers on Rise in US

Cancer associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV) is on the rise, according to a study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The centers said from 2008 to 2012, there were about 39,000 annual cases of HPV-related cancers, which typically occur in the head, neck, genitals and reproductive organs. That’s up from 33,000 a year from 2004 and 2008. Among the cases, there were 11,700 cases of cervical cancer and 12,600 cases of oropharyngeal cancer among...

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