HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers up 60 percent in young adults
The human papillomavirus may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study, which examined the trends in cancers of the base of the tongue, tonsils, soft palate, and pharynx among people 45 years old and younger, was presented at the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.
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