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Can Viruses Lead You to Cancer?

Cancer is a serious health condition that impacts a lot of patients in the world.

With the rising cases of Cancer, it’s important to have a good idea about the factors that might cause Cancer.

This knowledge can help protect yourself from Cancer.

Let’s begin.

Cancer Causing Viruses

Let’s take a look at some common forms of Cancer and see whether they are caused by a virus:

  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus):

It is one of the most common forms of Cancer in women. This Cancer grows in an organ named the cervix, located below the uterus.

The Human Papillomavirus causes this Cancer. Unsafe sexual practices are the only way through which this virus spreads.

Once infected, this virus can cause Cancer if it stays in the cervix for a longer duration (10 to 20 years).

Fortunately, there is a vaccine present for Cervical Cancer. You will have to take 3 doses in 6 months. The vaccine is most effective in women below the age of 26 years.

A vaccine is also beneficial to some extent in the age group of 26 to 45 years. But above 45 years, there is no benefit of using this vaccine.

  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma :

This form of Cancer occurs due to HIV. When the infection of HIV reaches the last stage, it can cause Kaposi’s sarcoma.

  • HBV or HCV Virus :

Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus causes jaundice in patients.

If the virus stays for a long period in the body, it might cause liver cancer in the later stage of life.

  • H pylori virus :

This virus is found in the stomach. This virus enters the body through unsafe oral sexual activities, coughing or sneezing.

This virus causes acidity, and if the acidity prolongs over a longer period, it might result in Cancer.

Wrapping Up

We hope you have a clear idea about which viruses can cause Cancer. The best treatment for Cancer is early diagnosis.

So in case you experience any symptoms or signs of Cancer, make sure to consult a specialist.

In case you need any further information on Cancer, feel free to reach out.

Our experts are always ready to assist you.

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