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Cancer-causing viruses are known as oncogenic viruses or tumour viruses. These viruses can integrate their genetic material into the host cell's DNA, disrupting normal cellular functions and promoting uncontrolled cell growth, which can lead to the development of cancer. Examples of oncogenic viruses include human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV). These viruses can cause various types of cancer, such as Cervical cancer (HPV), liver cancer (HBV and HCV), nasopharyngeal carcinoma (EBV), and adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma (HTLV).

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