HPV Oral Cancer Overview
Human Pappiloma Virus (HPV)Â is a virus that has been link to many types of disease. Over eighty different types of HPV have been identified. Different types of the Human Papilloma Virus are known to infect different parts of the body.For example, venereal warts affecting the genitals and and cervical cancer affecting the cervix. The virus generally produces warts on the affected areas.
Currently there is a high prevalence rate of Human Pappiloma Virus 16 and 18Â found in lesions of oral cancer patients. Therefore, it can be said that this virus is directly or concurrently linked to oral cancer.The reason for this occurrence is due to frequent oro-genital (mouth to genitals)Â sexual orientations. However, many other factors also contribute to the cause of oral cavity cancer. Continue reading