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HPV16 and Oral Cancer

HPV16 and Oral Cancer

HPV16 and Oral Cancer HPV stands for human papilloma virus and it is a group of over 150 types of distinct viruses. These viruses can cause a growth called a papilloma or commonly known as a wart. Papillomas aren’t cancer but some of them can cause cancer in the penis, anus, vagina, vulvas, and even the throat. They can also cause warts in other parts of the body if you’re not careful. What is...
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Oral Cancer Screening – Signs and Symptoms

Oral Cancer Screening – Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 40,000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed in United States. This cancer has a relatively high mortality rate and the 5-year survival rate is at about 59%, which is a little above half of the people diagnosed. In 2012, 9,000 of those 40,000 cases of oral cancer proved to be fatal. The best way to minimize the chances of a...
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Types of Oral Cancer

Types of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is surprisingly common and has a high fatality rate. Only less than 50% of people diagnosed survive the first five years of diagnoses. Dentists regularly check for signs of oral cancer in their patients but it’s a good idea to request a thorough examination once a year. While research hasn’t proven that early diagnosis can help reduce the likelihood of fatality, it’s better to be...
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