Cancer causes: Viruses are thought to account for 10 percent of cases worldwide


Around 10 percent of cancer cases worldwide are thought to be caused by viruses, and the majority of these affect people in developing countries.

Many virus-associated cancers can take years to become symptomatic, which makes it difficult to know this percentage with certainty.

If you have been diagnosed with a virus that is associated with cancer, you could be at increased risk of developing the associated type of cancer.

If you have a known risk, it is important that you keep up with recommended screenings and preventative strategies to avoid the potentially serious consequences of cancer.


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