Infections (e.g. HPV) and cancer

3D image of human papillomavirus (HPV)

Depending on the infection, there are different things you can do to reduce your risk, such as vaccinations or practising safe sex.

You can’t catch cancer. 

But some infections, such as HPV, can increase your risk.

Find out more about cancer-causing infections, who can be affected and how you can reduce your risk.

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