WPTV - "HPV: The New Kissing Disease"
The ads hit the airways last year, a vaccine for teenage girls that fights against HPV, which causes cervical cancer. But various strains of HPV also cause anal, penile, head and neck cancers. Mount Sinai surgeon Dr. Eric Genden says that ten years ago, it was rare to see this type of cancer in people who didn't smoke or drink excessively. Studies now show that if you've had more than five oral sex partners, your risk of oral cancer is increased five-fold.
- Dr. Eric Genden, Professor & Chair, Otolaryngology, Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center