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Hpv/oral cancer, can you tell me about this?

Hpv/oral cancer, can you tell me about this?

A big deal: Yes, the risk of oral cancer has increased dramatically for young adults secondary to oral sex. This is because of the HPV viral strains that are associated with cancer ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Is hpv oral cancer only caused by oral sex?

Is hpv oral cancer only caused by oral sex?

No one is sure: Maybe also by "deep French kissing ". The jury is still out and more studies are needed. See this helpful article: http://www.m.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/oral-hpv-cancer ...Read more

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I got the 3 gardasil shots, is that enough. And how common is HPV oral cancer in teenage girls in the US. Does the shot prevent it?

I got the 3 gardasil shots, is that enough. And how common is HPV oral cancer in teenage girls in the US. Does the shot prevent it?

Just 3: Three of the shots are all you need. Uncommon for oral & cervical cancer from HPV at your age. The shot prevents the 2 most common HPV serotypes that cause cancer, but not all of them. ...Read more

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Can two growths in the mouth of a person with HPV be oral cancer?

Can two growths in the mouth of a person with HPV be oral cancer?

Unknown: While oral cancer may be rare, the only way to know is to have it checked out by a dentist and if anything is questionable have it biopsied by an oral surgeon. If you are a smoker and /or drink alcohol on a regular basis, your chance of developing oral cancer is higher than the rest of the population. ...Read more

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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I gave oral sex to my husband.Before me he was with a woman who was sexually abused.I didn't get the vaccine.Afraid oral HPV will turn oral cancer?

I gave oral sex to my husband.Before me he was with a woman who was sexually abused.I didn't get the vaccine.Afraid  oral HPV will turn oral cancer?

See ENT : A generally healthy person will clear the hpv virus so while there is a risk of cancer this is very low. That being said, if you are concerned then the best thing to so is to see and ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I gave oral sex few times.Didnt get the vaccine.I worry I have high risk oral HPV 16.I have bad teeth and gums.Will oral HPV 16 turn oral cancer?

I gave oral sex few times.Didnt get the vaccine.I worry I have high risk oral HPV 16.I have bad teeth and gums.Will oral HPV 16 turn oral cancer?

HPV and oral sex: The fact is that sexual contact, including oral sex can transmit HPV from one person to another. Just for your information the vaccination won’t help after age 20. The use of condoms can prevent the spread of the virus during oral sex. Poor oral health is another risk factor for oral HPV infection. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Are cancers of the tongue caused by hpv? Are oral cancers able to be treated successfully?

Many are HPV: Many oral cancers are caused by hpv. A biopsy specimen can be tested to help determine if it might by hpv related. Many oral cancers are cureable. We rate or 'stage' cancer based on size, location, and any spread to lymph nodes in the neck and beyond. Larger tumors with more spread are harder to cure. Many believe that hpv related cancers are easier to cure. Start with an exam by an ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Should teens be getting tested for oral cancer hpv?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Should teens be getting tested for oral cancer hpv?

What teens need: 1 a good sex education!. So you know all consequencies of what you do or you would do. You really dont have to start becoming sexually active at early age. You will not miss anything much. In fact you gain more- self respect, better health, good sleep and focus more on your study. That what teens need. 2. Hpv vaccination for boys and girls - teens age up to 26. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of an oral HPV infection leading to oral cancer?

What is the likelihood of an oral HPV infection leading to oral cancer?

Summary: The leading cause of oropharyngeal cancer is from HPV, a very small number of oral cavity cancers also occur from HPV. Any suspicious lesion should be evaluated by oral surgeon or ENT doc. For more information: http://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/ ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
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Can a woman have HPV cervical dsyplasma and oral cancer at the same time or does the virus stay in on place.

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
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Can have both: Hpv infection comes from direct contact. Oral infection come from oral sex with infected partners. Keep in mind that most healthy people clear the infection without treatment. Also not all cervical dysplasia is directly caused by hpv infection. In the same vein it cannot be shown conclusively that the cancers are caused by hpv. ...Read more

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If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

At least once a year: I would recommend getting an oral screening exam at least once a year. It can/should be combined with your annual exam at the dentist. ...Read more

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Is cervical HPV the same infection as oral HPV? Throat sore with red & white on one side for months. I'm 30 y/o but have persistent cervical HPV & drank every day for 8 years (2 GPs said HPV not linked to oral cancer but I don't think that's true?)

Is cervical HPV the same infection as oral HPV? Throat sore with red & white on one side for months. I'm 30 y/o but have persistent cervical HPV & drank every day for 8 years (2 GPs said HPV not linked to oral cancer but I don't think that's true?)

Cancer strains: Of the 7 or so strains of HPV associated with cancer, sexual practices make the location of their activity interchangeable. Oral cancer is found less often than cervical cancer, but my read of the literature suggests your GP's are misinformed. An ENT could evaluate your worrisome sites but I would not assume they are cancer. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for HPV oral and oropharengeal cancer to stop progressing?

Please explain if it is possible for HPV oral and oropharengeal cancer to stop progressing?

Treat it!: The only way to stop it from progressing is to treat it. There are surgical and non-surgical options, depending on your stage and other factors. Please consult a head and neck surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Had hpv+, norm pap b4 hyster 4 benign reasons-normal path.Scared of oral hpv/cancer now.Been married 6 years. Should I worry?Is risk low?

Had hpv+, norm pap b4 hyster 4 benign reasons-normal path.Scared of oral hpv/cancer now.Been married 6 years. Should I worry?Is risk low?

Stop worrying: Everybody has a few strains of HPV. If you're a tobacco user, stop. If not, the risk is miniscule. Ask your dentist to keep an eye on the inside of your mouth. You can't avoid every pathogen in life, and there's more to live than the terror of germs. Congratulations on a successful marriage. Keep up making each other happy in every way. ...Read more

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Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis also have asymmetric tonsils ?Having asymmetric tonsils and oral hpv=tonsil cancer true?

Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis also have  asymmetric tonsils ?Having asymmetric tonsils and oral hpv=tonsil cancer true?

Symmetric tonsils: Are an anomaly and its normal to have asymmetric tonsils. As far as developing cancer, best to have your concerns evaluated by a local doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more