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Additionally, the vaccine doesn’t protect against every strain of HPV, just the ones most likely to cause cancer or genital warts.
But, for the remaining 10 percent, HPV can cause genital warts, dysplasia (abnormal cells that can lead to cancer), and cancer.
The roughly 40 strains of genital HPV can lead to everything from genital warts to cervical cancer and, in rare cases, even vulvar, vaginal, or penile cancer.
Two of these were types that caused cancer (HPV 16 and HPV 18), and two were types that cause genital warts (HPV 6 and 11).
Certain low-risk strains—there are, in fact, more than 100 types of HPV in all—can cause genital warts or benign or low-grade changes in the cells of the uterine cervix.
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- The “magic bullet” on the horizon is a vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus which not only causes genital warts but is the leading cause of cervical cancer.
- —Mary Jane Horton, Ms., Summer 2005
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