A 33-year-old member asked:
if hpv causes gyen and mouth cancers, why arent we hearing more about it for boomers who didn't use condomes much?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kevin Daus answered
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV: Boomers did not know about it because the test is fairly new. It was there then but we just did not know it or have a test for it. Hope this helps!
Answered on May 4, 2016
Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Awareness: Cervical cancers are not too common- 12000 a year and almost all women get screened pretty regularly with pap smears and exams. For oral cancers, hpv causes about 15-20000 cases a year- this is now getting more apparent adn detections is becoming part of standard testing only now. Specific treatment fro these cancers are in trials.
Answered on Aug 2, 2012
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