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The Latest Technology in Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening!

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Within the last 30 years, oral and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer has increased by 700%.  Why is this the case? According to the National Cancer Institute, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence is responsible for 70% of orophayngeal cancer cases.  While many are aware of the cancer risks associated with smoking and excessive alcohol use, the […]

Hpv and Oral Cancer- What’s Your Risk?

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Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, though the virus is not always spread through sexual contact only. There are more than 200 types of HPV, about 40 of which can affect genital areas, the mouth, and throat. About 80% of Americans will experience an HPV infection […]

Health Effects of Tobacco Use

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As everyone knows, tobacco use is bad for your health. Most of us think of tobacco use in relation to cancer. But did you know that it can lead to problems with everything from an increased risk of Type II diabetes to an increase in muscle aches and pains? If you’re looking for a reason […]

What are the early signs of oral cancer?

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Oral cancer can start in any part of the mouth including the outside of the lips. The earliest signs of oral cancer can be mistaken for anything from a cold sore to a toothache so it’s important that if symptoms persist for longer than 7-10 days, you make an appointment with your dentist. As with […]