Why Oral Cancer Has Become a Crisis in Men
Though we don't hear as much about it, oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer; did you know that it is responsible for one death every 24 hours in America? The reason for these dismal statistics is not because oral cancer is difficult to diagnose, but rather because it is often not discovered until its later stages, which makes the prognosis less positive.
A recent study out of the University of Florida, Baylor College of Medicine is finding that oral cancer is quickly becoming an epidemic among middle-aged men due to the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus. HPV contributes to certain kinds of head and neck (oropharyngeal) cancers ...