Questions About Viruses

  • Do all cancer-causing viruses turn into cancer?

    • No. Only 1-2% of women with HPV develop cervical cancer.

  • Can scientists prevent virus-caused cancers by developing vaccines against the viruses?

    • In some cases, yes. Vaccines already exist for HPV and hepatitis B.

  • What factors other than viruses contribute to cancer?

  • Do viruses cause some of our cells to fuse?

  • Does cell fusion cause, or contribute to, cancer?

What We Know

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