Cancer in husbands of cervical cancer patients

Kari Hemminki, Chuanhui Dong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

32 Scopus citations


We used the Swedish Family-Cancer Database to analyze the spectrum of cancers diagnosed in husbands of women with in situ or invasive cervical cancer, and we compared these to second carcinogenic events in women presenting with these cancers. Our hypothesis was increased cancer susceptibility from human papilloma virus (HPV). When the wives had in situ or invasive cervical cancer, the standard incidence ratios (SIRs) for anal cancer in husbands were 1.75 (95% CI = 1.05-2.62) and 1.92 (95% CI = 0.69- 3.76). Anal cancer was also increased as a second primary cancer in women. Other common cancers were related to tobacco smoking. The results indicate that HPV infection is associated with anal cancer in both men and women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Anal neoplasms
  • Cervical neoplasms
  • Human papilloma virus
  • Life style
  • Male neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology


Dive into the research topics of 'Cancer in husbands of cervical cancer patients'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this