The human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C are viruses that can cause cancer. It’s time to Think About the Link® between viruses and cancer. Get screened, get vaccinated and get treated, so you can Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®
Hundreds of thousands of people in the world suffer from cancers caused by viruses and millions more suffer from the viruses that cause them, but many people are unaware that a link exists between certain viruses and cancer.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect against viruses, and ultimately, prevent cancer.
Certain populations are at increased risk of being infected with viruses, and therefore are also at increased risk for certain cancers.
You may be at increased risk for HPV if you:
Learn more about HPV and cancer.
You may be at increased risk for hepatitis B if you:
Learn more about hepatitis B and cancer.
You may be at increased risk for hepatitis C if you:
Think About the Link® spokesperson and Mexican-American song artist Alejandro Escovedo shares his story of surviving hepatitis C to motivate others to get tested and treated for the hepatitis C virus. Alejandro’s story.
Visit the Hepatitis B and Cancer or Hepatitis C and Cancer pages for more information.