There's an alarming increase in the rate of oral cancer among men. Studies suggest, human papillomavirus (HPV) could be one of the factors, as well as today's sexual habits.
The number inflated 61 percent higher between 2011-2015. The Statistics say, tongue and throat cancer is 3 times more common in men than in women. And this year, as the number of human papillomavirus (HPV) increase, the cases of oral cancer go up as well.
In fact, FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit, recently published a recent report of more than 21 billion medical bills and dental claims regarding human papillomavirus (HPV).
Though, main causes of oral cancer are smoking, and drinking, recent researches say that the inflation in today's numbers may be due to HPV. Human papillomavirus infects certain parts of the skin. One can get the disease by getting in contact with the infected parts.
The membranes of the mouth, tongue, throat, tonsils, rectum and sex organs are the most affected parts of HPV. Aside from oral cancer, HPV is also the most probable cause of cancers related to sex organs, such as cervical cancer and penile cancer.
Because HPV is being linked to oral cancer prevalence, experts say it has to do with today's sexual habits. Survey says that younger men perform oral sex more likely than their older counterparts, which may be the cause of drastic hike of the disease.
“These differences in sexual behavior across age cohorts explain the differences that we see in oral HPV prevalence and in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer across the generations and why the rate of this cancer is increasing,” Gypsyamber D'Souza, an associate professor in the Viral Oncology and Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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