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Head & Neck CancerRisk Factors

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: What You Need to Know

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Human papillomavirus.
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Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancers


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What is HPV?


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HPV and Cancer


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HPV and Oropharyngeal (Throat) Cancer


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Symptoms of Oropharyngeal Cancer


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Incidence of HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancer on the Rise


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But Your Overall Risk of an HPV-related Cancer is Small


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HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancers are Not All the Same


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HPV-positive Throat Cancers Have a Better Prognosis


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Do HPV Vaccines Work for Oropharyngeal Cancers?


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How Can I Prevent Throat Cancer?


Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall is a health writer who writes articles for consumer and health professionals as well as health care marketing material for corporate clients. Kathleen has a BS in psychology from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She divides her time between Richmond, Virginia, and Bar Harbor, Maine. Kathleen is also a professional artist and runner.