Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an extremely common infection, affecting 80% of people worldwide at some point during their life. Many will clear the infection naturally, some patients likely never having noticed their infection, but some will experience symptoms or develop complications—including cancer. A majority of cervical cancer cases are thought to be a direct result of HPV infection.
Source: Jo’s cervical cancer trust (www.jostrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/jcct_hpv_mini_v3_20180625_lowres.pdf). 2018.
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