[Papillomavirus and cervical cancer in Chile].

  title={[Papillomavirus and cervical cancer in Chile].},
  author={Miguel G. O'Ryan and Maria Valenzuela},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  volume={136 11},
Molecular, clinical and epidemiological studies have established beyond doubt that human papiloma viruses (HPV) cause cervical cancer. The virus is also associated with genital warts and other less common cancers in oropharynx, vulva, vagina and penis. Worldwide, VPH genotypes 16 and 18 are the most common high risk genotypes, detected in near 70% of women with cervical cancer. The discovery of a cause-effect relationship between several carcinogenic microorganisms and cancer open avenues for… CONTINUE READING

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