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Can Mono cause cancer?

1, 2003 -- New research confirms a long-suspected link between infectious mononucleosis -- also known as the "kissing disease" -- and a cancer commonly found in young adults. Researchers are implicating the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the cause of mononucleosis, in roughly one-third of Hodgkin's disease cases.

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Simply so, can having mono cause cancer?

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the virus responsible for mononucleosis. According to the American Cancer Society, EBV infection doesn't cause serious problems in most people: EBV infection increases risk of nasopharyngeal cancer and certain types of fast-growing lymphomas such as Burkitt lymphoma.

Beside above, can Mono cause long term problems? Anemia, a ruptured spleen, and liver problems are all complications that can result from mononucleosis. Sometimes they can be very serious. When teens and adults get mononucleosis, they can experience debilitating symptoms such as extreme exhaustion, muscle aches, and sore throat.

In respect to this, what cancer is caused by Epstein Barr virus?

There are several oncoviruses, or viruses that causes cancer: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a herpes virus that's spread through saliva. EBV infection increases the risk of Burkitt lymphoma, some types of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and stomach cancer.

Can mono be dangerous?

Mono isn't usually a serious illness, but you can have complications that make it more dangerous. The symptoms of mono can range from mild to severe. You may not be able to take part in your normal daily activities for several weeks.

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