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Infections as a Cause of Lung Cancer

Infections are known to cause 10% of cancers in the United States and 25% worldwide, but are there infections that can cause lung cancer? Research is only in the early stages, but a few infections -- those with tuberculosis (TB) and HPV -- have been linked with some cases of lung cancer. A correlation doesn't mean a cause, but further studies are in progress to evaluate whether some infectious diseases may lead to lung cancer.

Can HPV (human papillomavirus) Cause Lung Cancer?
HPV is known to cause cervical cancer and head and neck cancers, but could it be a cause of some lung cancers as well?

Tuberculosis and Lung Cancer
How is tuberculosis linked with lung cancer?

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