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Oral HPV Can Lead to Cancer

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Posted by Temple Head & Neck Institute

In a Q&A about human papillomavirus (HPV), Dr. Lango explains how the oral HPV infection can lead to cancer and discusses the risk factors.

“Over 10 to 20 years, a previously undetected oral HPV infection can turn into cancer in the back of the throat, the tonsils, or at the base of the tongue. It may spread to lymph nodes - the most common initial sign of an HPV-related throat cancer is a new lump in the neck, often discovered while shaving or washing.” 

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