microbe-induced cancerAny malignancy induced by a pathogen.
• HPV types 16 and 18—cervical cancer.
• HBV—liver cancer.
• EBV—lymphomas and nasopharyngeal cancer.
• Bacteria, e.g., H pylori—stomach cancer.
• Parasites, e.g., schistosomiasis—bladder cancer.
• Fungi, e.g., aspergillosis—liver cancer.
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