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Viruses and Cancer

HPV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are viruses linked to cancer—but you can protect yourself and your family.

The human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C are viruses that can cause cancer. Globally, hundreds of thousands of people in the world suffer from cancers caused by viruses and millions more suffer from the viruses themselves. But many people are unaware that a link exists between certain viruses and cancer.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect against viruses, and ultimately, prevent cancer.

Viruses linked to cancer

Learn more about how to protect yourself from these viruses to ultimately prevent cancer.

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HPV can cause at least six types of cancer.

Hepatitis B
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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a leading cause of liver cancer.

Hepatitis C
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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer.

Meet Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson wants to spread the word about the importance of getting the HPV vaccine to prevent cancer.