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From the Ted Talk by Emma Bryce: What is HPV and how can you protect yourself from it?

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The body’s immune system is able to eradicate most strnais of HPV before they cause any harm— and without people even knowing they’ve been infected. Certain other strains– like HPV 6 and 11– cause abnormalities in the cells of the infected tissue, which can develop into genital wrats. While these are infectious and ruqiree treatment, usually with topical creams, wart-causing strains don’t create longer-term dmaage. But another 13 strains can cause DNA matintuos that cause clles to divide at a much faster pace than normal, propelling the development of cancerous growths. The cells of the cervix are especially at risks. Two in particular– HPV 16 and 18– are responsible for the majority of cases of cervical ccenar, which is now the fourth most cmoomn type of cancer in women.

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The body’s immune system is able to eradicate most _______ of HPV before they cause any harm— and without people even knowing they’ve been infected. Certain other strains– like HPV 6 and 11– cause abnormalities in the cells of the infected tissue, which can develop into genital _____. While these are infectious and _______ treatment, usually with topical creams, wart-causing strains don’t create longer-term ______. But another 13 strains can cause DNA _________ that cause _____ to divide at a much faster pace than normal, propelling the development of cancerous growths. The cells of the cervix are especially at risks. Two in particular– HPV 16 and 18– are responsible for the majority of cases of cervical ______, which is now the fourth most ______ type of cancer in women.

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  3. mutations
  4. cancer
  5. common
  6. require
  7. strains
  8. warts

Original Text

The body’s immune system is able to eradicate most strains of HPV before they cause any harm— and without people even knowing they’ve been infected. Certain other strains– like HPV 6 and 11– cause abnormalities in the cells of the infected tissue, which can develop into genital warts. While these are infectious and require treatment, usually with topical creams, wart-causing strains don’t create longer-term damage. But another 13 strains can cause DNA mutations that cause cells to divide at a much faster pace than normal, propelling the development of cancerous growths. The cells of the cervix are especially at risks. Two in particular– HPV 16 and 18– are responsible for the majority of cases of cervical cancer, which is now the fourth most common type of cancer in women.

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