Oral Cancer Spreads in Men: An Important Reason to Keep Up with Your Screenings
It’s understandable that people avoid talking about cancer. But knowledge is power, and we want our patients to understand as with many forms of cancer, early detection and treatment are critical for a positive long-term prognosis. Oral cancer is one of the more aggressive types of cancer, but routine screenings during oral exams can dramatically improve survival rates.
Increased Risk for Men
Unfortunately, there has recently been a dramatic increase in HPV-related oral cancer, particularly among men. HPV is short for human papillomavirus and is the primary cause of oral cancers. It is estimated that 11 million men and 3 million women were actively infected with oral HPV between 2011 and 2014. ...