US HPV Statistics as of 2012


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Let’s Talk Numbers on HPV



100+ HPV strains leading to several forms of cancers

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has more than 100 recognized strains, where each strain can potentially lead to a certain type of medical condition and/or cancer sometime after getting infected.


99.9 per cent or almost every cervical cancer case is linked to HPV. It is estimated that each year 11,967 new cases of HPV associated cervical cancer are diagnosed.


90 per cent of anal cancers are linked to HPV and collectively about 4,700 new cases in both men and women of HPV related HPV anal cancers are recorded yearly.


Vaginal cancers are considered rare but the majority of these cases, 65 per cent, are linked with HPV. Each year, 730 new cases are diagnosed, and more black women are found with this condition compared to other races.


On the other hand, 50 per cent of vulvar cancer cases are attributed to HPV. In comparison to vaginal cancer, more white women are getting this type of cancer than every other ethnicity. Each year, 3,100 new cases of HPV related vulvar cancer is diagnosed.


35 per cent of penile cancers are linked with HPV. Each year, it is estimated that 1,000 new cases of HPV linked penile cancers are diagnosed.


60 per cent of oro-pharyngeal cancers are due to HPV infections around the back of the throat, the tongue and tonsils. Surprisingly, smoking only plays second to HPV infections as the leading cause of oro-pharyngeal cancers. In women, 2,370 new cases of HPV related oro-pharyngeal cancers are diagnosed, while 9,356new cases of HPV related oro-pharyngeal cancers are diagnosed yearly.




33,000 HPV related cancer cases each year

According to a study conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responded by 100% of the US populace from year 2004 up to 2008, each year, 33,000 HPV-related cancers are diagnosed in the US. Each year, 21,3oo HPV related cases are recorded among women while 12,100 are oro-pharyngeal cancers associated with HPV in men.


20,000,000 active HPV cases (and still counting)

Awareness and Appropriate education is still much needed in the US regarding HPV where the disease is still considered to be not much consulted and thus not much treated and detected. Due to this circumstance, 20,000,000 of the total US population are currently infected with HPV. This number continues to grow as 6,000,000 more are being infected in the US yearly.



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