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Blood and saliva test for HPV-related cancers 'in development'

from Medical News Today

Oropharyngeal cancers linked to high-risk human papillomavirus are becoming more common in the U.S., with some studies suggesting that 70 percent of oropharyngeal cancers are HPV-related. Usually, patients with these cancers are examined every 1-3 months in the first year following diagnosis. However, the location of oropharyngeal cancers — tonsils, throat, base of the tongue — can make them less visible to physicians, so recurring cancer is usually only detected when patients report ulcers, pain or lumps in the neck. more

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