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Oropharyngeal Cancer & Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Posted under Dental Health Tips on March 31st, 2012 | No Comments
Oropharyngeal Cancer & Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Incidences of tongue and tonsillar cancers, which are associated with human papilloma virus (HPV), have increased steadily between 1973 and 2007, whereas rates of cancers at other oral and pharyngeal sites have decreased.

Oral HPV infection is considered an important risk factor for oropharyngeal cancers for both men and women, even in the absence of smoking and alcohol consumption.

At Santa Teresa Dental, we routinely provide intra- and extra-oral soft tissue examinations for all patients, not just those with traditional robacco use and alcohol consumption risk factors.

Another reason why you should visit us minimum once every 6 months!

Look forward to your next visit with us.