HPV is responsible for 5% of cancers worldwide.
HPV can lead to cervical, anal (both genders), head & neck (both genders), penile, vulvar and vaginal cancers.
HPV infects virtually everyone – 80% of the population will have HPV at some point in their lifetime.
Both men and women are affected by HPV and the cancers it causes. In 10 years’ time, more menthan women will develop a cancer caused by HPV. The incidence of HPV associated oropharyngeal cancers is on the rise. The projected number of oropharyngeal cancers is set to be 3x as high as a cervical cancer - this has been down to an abscence of vaccination for boys.
This effects YOUNG people, the relative risk of throat cancer if contracting a chronic HPV infection is 5x higher than the synergistic effect of that of an individual smoking and drinking
HPV associated throat cancer is difficult to diagnose, with many cancers reaching stage III and IV before diagnosis. Therapies are invasive and difficult, seriously effecting quality of life.
- THIS IS A PREVENTABLE AND AVOIDABLE CANCER WITH VACCINATION