A 28-year-old female asked:
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how is hpv harmful to men? for women it's cervical cancer. what about men? does it cause cancer to them too? if so, what's the treatment to them?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it can: HPV is associated with Bowen's disease of the penis (squamous cell carcinoma), more common in uncircumcised males. It is also seen in anal and esophageal cancer.
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
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Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
2 Common Cancers: HPV has been associated with cancer of the penis. It is also the third major factor (after tobacco use & alcohol use) for oral cancer in men & women. When combined with tobacco and/or alcohol use & abuse, those with HPV have a much poorer outcome from treatment for oral cancer
Answered on Feb 11, 2015
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