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A 25-year-old female asked:

how common is mouth cancer from hpv?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Not common: It is more common in males than females. The more sexual partners one has , the greater the risk. Most people have this virus and it is ususally cleared from the body easily. If you have symptoms that include sore throat, difficulty swallowing and are at risk see your doctor.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Oral cancer : Affects about 50000 people a year. Hpv is becoming a greater cause for concern in terms of being a contributing factor in oral cancer. Bathe numbers are rising, whereas for smoking, the numbers have stand the same.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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