Deaths due to HPV
Lifetime risk of dying from HPV-related cancer
American Cancer Society's table of Lifetime Risk
says about 1 of every 435 American women dies of cervical cancer.
Cases of cancer per year due to HPV
The US Centers for Disease Control
estimate that 26,900 new cases of cancer are caused by HPV every year in
Deaths per year due to HPV-related cancer
Estimating deaths per year due to HPV by multiplying the fraction attributed to HPV times the total deaths per year, one gets
about 6130 deaths per year in the United States:
(This is probably an underestimate, as several other types of cancer may sometimes be caused by HPV,
cancer, and the true number caused by cervical cancer is probably higher.)
Worldwide, the numbers are much larger.
As of 2008,
cervical cancer struck 529,800 women and killed 275,000.
Anal cancer statistics are harder to come by, but
anal cancer is 30
times rarer than colorectal cancer.
As of 2008,
there were 600,000 deaths due to colorectal cancer worldwide.
Dividing that by 30 gives an estimate of annual anal cancer deaths of 20,000.
Deaths per day due to HPV
In the US, if there are 6100 HPV cancer deaths per year, that's 16 per day, or one per 90 minutes.
For the world, there are more than 295,000 HPV cancer deaths per year, or 808 per day, or one per two minutes.
Estimated deaths so far since start of 2014 due to HPV
Copyright 2011, Dan Kegel
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