More viruses that cause cancer (in light of shocked women on HPV commercial)  

SlimGoodGuy 39M
154 posts
9/3/2006 9:57 pm

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9/14/2006 10:33 pm

More viruses that cause cancer (in light of shocked women on HPV commercial)

The women in that commercial act so shocked that viruses can cause cancer, but there are quite a few that show up in daily life that we all read and/or talk about. Come on now. You can't be that out of the loop, can you?

HPV - cervical cancer, anal cancer
Herpes virus 8 - Kaposi's Sarcoma in AIDS patients
HTLV - T cell Leukemia
EBV - (same bug that causes mono) - nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Burkitt's Lymphoma
Hepatitis B - Hepatocellular carcinoma (and Hepatitis C to a lesser degree)

Helicobacter Pylori is a kind of bacteria, but this sucker gets two points. Stomach Cancer and Lymphoma

Schistosomiasis also is a risk factor for bladder cancer and liver cancer too.

There are others, but hey, no need to overwhelm you.

tracy_de_lacy 106F
9268 posts
9/4/2006 1:03 pm

Huh??? I guess maybe I have to see the commercial you are talking about to understand this.

Bye everyone, it was a blast

SlimGoodGuy 39M

9/4/2006 2:02 pm

I doubt it's showing in the UK. Ever since the HPV vaccine went through, they've been showing this ad on tv with women talking about cervical cancer awareness related to HPV being the cause. They have a shocked tone to their voice and look on their face after realizing cancer can result from a viral infection. While it's good to get out the awareness on this issue, I find it surprising that people can be this shocked, so I provided a few other common viral/cancer associations.

HotSprite 65F
1390 posts
9/14/2006 6:13 pm

Well I for one wants to say Thank you for bring these to my attention.


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