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Oral Cancer is on the Rise, Including Cases Linked to HPV

April 30, 2012


Oral cancer is no longer limited to older individuals who excessively drank alcohol, smoked or chewed tobacco. It is now on the rise among individuals who aren't engaging in those behaviors, with those aged 16 to 40 making up the fastest growing segment of the population falling victim to this disease. Today, oral cancer claims as many lives annually as skin cancer.
This dangerous form of cancer often goes unnoticed and can be tricky to detect because it masquerades as harmless benign lesions.
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Category: Oral Cancer