Cancer Care

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Are most of the gynecologic cancers caused by HPV?

Dr. Michael Guy explains the role of HPV in gynecologic cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


The association between HPV and gynecological cancer depends on the type of illness, according to the Foundation for Women’s CancerOff Site Icon (FWC). Most women and men will be exposed to HPV during their lifetime, according to the FWC.

Almost all cervical cancers and some vaginal and vulvar cancers are caused by HPV, according to The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC). Uterine cancer and ovarian cancer, however, are not connected to HPV, states the CDC.

For more information about HPV and gynecologic cancer, ask your doctor.

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Michael S. Guy, MD

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Source content: Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Thomas Heck, MD, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Todd Hicks, MD, FACS, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Christopher Lutman, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology; Michael Guy, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology