Does hepatitis C raise the risk of head and neck cancers?
This retrospective study found that the risk for HCV patients of developing head and neck cancers more than doubled for oral cavity and oropharynx cancers and increased nearly five times for larynx cancers. Patients with HCV-positive head and neck cancers were also more likely to test positive for human papillomavirus, the study showed (J Natl Cancer Inst, April 13, 2016).
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