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like hep­ati­tis B, can cause liver in­flam­ma­tion lead­ing to liver can­cer. It is spread in the same ways.

Hu­man pa­pil­loma viruses (HPVs), some of which are spread through un­pro­tected sex­ual ac­tiv­ity, can in­crease the risk of cer­vi­cal, vagi­nal, vul­var, pe­nile, anal and mouth and throat can­cers. Women aged be­tween 35 and 65 years should get HPV and Pap tests done to de­tect the virus and pre­can­cer­ous cells. Smok­ing can in­crease risk.

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