Infections caused 13% of cancers in 2018

In 2018, infections were the cause of 13% of all new cancer diagnoses, totaling 2.2 million new cases worldwide, although these totals do not include nonmelanoma skin cancers, according to findings published in The Lancet Global Health.Helicobacter pylori , HPV, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus were the primary causes of these cancers, according to the researchers.Catherine de Martel, MD, of the Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group in France, and colleagues emphasized that these estimates are a ‘snapshot’ of the global cancer burden attributable to infections and thatRead More

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