HPV-associated Oral Cancer: On the rise when it is preventable.


The incidence of oral cancer in the US is increasing.  Oral cancer cases have increased about 15% in the past three decades and this increase is mainly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. While oral cancer caused by traditional risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption has decreased by 30%, HPV-associated oral cancer has increased by 700%. Put in context that we can relate to: one person in the US dies every hour of the day from oral cancer. ...

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