New study on increases in throat cancers from HPV.

Posted by Rob Christensen on 10/7/2011 to Head & Neck Cancer, Radiation Therapy
A new study estimates that oral and throat cancers have increased by 325% from 1998 to 2004, even as smoking has decreased. 

Doctors connect the increase to HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, and which a new vaccine has stirred controversy.

“It’s very clear that this is becoming a major epidemic,” said Dr. Kevin J. Cullen.