Anal cancer claimed one of America's sweethearts, Farrah Fawcett. There is a direct link between HPV and cervical, gential, anal, and esophageal cancer. HPV has mostly been associated with women but it does and can affect men. These are all rarer forms of cancer, but the numbers are growing. Knowledge, education, and awareness is vital because it can be caught in it's early stages. There are over 100 forms of the HPV virus, 30 are sexually transmittable. For teenage girls, the HPV vaccine protect them against 4. Practicing safe sex and smoking cessation can greatly reduce your risk. Ask, educate, and help spread the word.