At least a dozen types
of HPV can sometimes lead to cancer
, though two in particular (types
16 and 18) lead to the majority of cancer cases. These are called high-risk HPV. Cervical cancer is most commonly linked to HPV, but HPV can also cause cancer in your vulva, vagina, penis, anus, mouth, and throat.
"There’s no cure for HPV. But there’s a lot you can do to keep HPV from having a negative impact on your health.