Cancers attributable to infection in the UK in 2010

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Table 3 summarises the quantification of cancers attributable to infections in the UK in 2010. The estimate is 3925 (2.5% of all cancers) in men and 5820 (3.7% of all cancers) in women. Of the total of 9745, the infectious agents making the largest contribution are HPV (5088 cases, 1.6% of all cancers), H. pylori (2559 cases, 0.8%) and EBV (1213 cases, 0.4%). The cancers for which an infectious aetiology is most important are cervix uteri (2691 cases in 2010), stomach (2231) and the upper aerodigestive tract (mouth, pharynx and larynx-1113 cases). © 2011 Cancer Research UK All rights reserved.

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