Partners of patients with HPV-related head and neck cancer not at increased risk

Partners of patients with HPV (human papilloma virus)-related oropharyngeal cancer do not have increased levels of oral HPV infection. The risk of a partner developing HPV-related of the oropharynx (back of the mouth, including the base of tongue) is low.

– American Society of Clinical Oncology, 49th Annual Meeting (2013)

Published by

understandcancerin60minutes

Harvard AB Yale MD UPenn Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncologist, Seattle area

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s