6 doctors weighed in:
Do viruses cause cancer?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Viruses and Cancer
Ordinary cold viruses, gastroenteroviruses and such are not cancer promoters.
Some viruses - such as the human papilloma virus (hpv), and some others, are linked to human cancer, but they require promoters and other conditions to be present, so as long as you get screened regularly (pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy in your 50's, etc., your doctor can detect any abnormalities early enough.

In brief: Viruses and Cancer
Ordinary cold viruses, gastroenteroviruses and such are not cancer promoters.
Some viruses - such as the human papilloma virus (hpv), and some others, are linked to human cancer, but they require promoters and other conditions to be present, so as long as you get screened regularly (pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy in your 50's, etc., your doctor can detect any abnormalities early enough.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is good advice. If by chance you have hepatitis B or C on board, you want to do what you can to keep them at bay to greatly decrease your cancer risk.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Many viruses cause cancer. Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes cervical cancer and some oral cancers.
Epstein barr virus (ebv) is linked to nasopharynx cancer and hodgkins lymphoma. The hepatitis b and hepatitis c viruses are strongly linked to development of liver cancer.

In brief: Yes
Many viruses cause cancer. Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes cervical cancer and some oral cancers.
Epstein barr virus (ebv) is linked to nasopharynx cancer and hodgkins lymphoma. The hepatitis b and hepatitis c viruses are strongly linked to development of liver cancer.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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