WE NOW OFFER NON-INVASE ORAL HPV TESTING DURING YOUR GENERAL ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Among 22,235 HPV-associated oral cancer cases diagnosed in the US between 1997 and 2013, 92% were diagnosed at advanced stages. That is why knowing your oral HPV status so important in reducing your HPV-associated oral cancer risk. Call AnaBella Dentistry today to schedule your screening.
HISTORY OF ORAL CANCER AND HPV
Thirty years ago, oral cancer was linked with tobacco smoking and alcohol. Thirty years later, the increase in oral cancer is associated with oral HPV infection. Every adult is at risk! Thirty years ago, we considered HPV to be a disease of women only. Now, oral HPV infection and HPV-associated oral cancer affect 4x more men than women. The incidence of HPV-associated oral cancer surpassed the incidence of cervical cancer in 2017.
HPV prevalence in oropharyngeal cancer has increased from 16.3% between 1984-1989 to 71.7% between 2000-2004.
After adjusting for tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption, the odds ratio for oropharyngeal cancer is 22.4 for HPV-16 infection.
Using cancer registry data, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year in the US, 13,200 men and 3,200 women are diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer. The prevalence of oral HPV infection among men and women aged 14 to 69 years is 10.1% and 3.6%, respectively.
STATISTICS ON HPV-ASSOCIATED THROAT CANCER:
- HPV-associated throat cancer has increased by 700% in the last thirty years.
- More than 70% of throat cancer is caused by the HPV virus. We can’t feel or see HPV.
- Oral HPV infection increases throat cancer risk by 22x.
- Men are 3x more likely to have HPV-associated throat cancer than women.
- 92% of throat cancer is diagnosed in the late stage.
STEPS TO REDUCE YOUR ORAL CANCER RISK
- Get vaccinated
- Get screened
- Stop smoking
- Drink moderately