The Link Between HPV & Oral Cancer

Risk Of Oral Cancer

Cancer has become a common rod, and it seems like there is a new research about it every day. We know antioxidants are important. We know some cancers are more treatable than others. We know some lifestyles and habits contribute to our cancer risk.

Smoking increases our risk of cancer, as does walking through a radioactive power plant. There is a direct link to oral cancer that you may not know about-the link between HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and oral cancer. A person with HPV is at an extremely high risk of developing oral cancer. In fact, smoking is now second to HPV in causing oral cancer!

Devices That Help Detect Oral Cancer

There is a test and a vaccine for HPV; please discuss it with your physician.

There are some devices that help detect oral cancer in it’s earliest forms. We all know that the survival rate for someone for someone with cancer depends greatly on what stage the cancer is diagnosed. Talk to Dr. Harbin or Dr. Jones if you have any concerns.

Please be aware and remember that when it comes to your own health, knowledge is power. When you have the knowledge to make an informed decision, you can make positive changes in your life. The mouth is an entry point for your body. Care for your mouth and it will care for you.

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