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how many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Not enough!: Sex education has not really dealt with this one yet.
Answered on Nov 12, 2017
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Obviously Not enough: This topic should be covered as part of sexual education for teenagers. I am treating now a very young patient with hpv+ tonsillar cancer. The incidence of hpv+ head and neck cancer continues to increase and this is not something that can be underestimated.
Answered on Sep 30, 2017
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Provided original answer
I concur.
Apr 2, 2012
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
56 years experience Family Medicine
This incidence can be minimised by immunising all male and female children starting at age of 11 with HPV Vaccine which comprises of three doses.
Apr 2, 2012

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