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Oral Cancer Screenings

Approximately 53,500 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2020. There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral and oropharyngeal cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long-term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16) a relatively newly (since 1999) identified etiology, and the same one which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women.

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