NY Daily News-Oral Sex, HPV Puts Non-Smoking Men at Highest Risk for Oral Cancer: What Are the Facts?
Cases of oral cancer resulting from exposure to the HPV-16 strain of the virus are hitting epidemic proportions in the U.S., doctors say. Though the mention of oral cancer evokes images of gravely-voiced chain-smokers, the disease now has a new face: mostly white, male, non-smokers in their late 30s and early 40s. "If you've had more than five or six sexual partners, you are at a higher risk," Dr. Eric M. Genden, professor and chair of head and neck surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center told the Daily News. "We're only now beginning to see the beginning of a bell curve." Learn More