The emergence of a new type of head and neck cancer has exploded in the last 15 years, affecting younger males predominantly without the traditional and historic risk factors; the culprit, the Human papillomavirus (HPV). According to the CDC, nearly all sexually active adults will have an HPV infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. There are many questions arising due to this escalation. How is the virus transmitted and once an infection becomes active, will it ever go away? How does an infection transform into a malignancy? Who is at risk?
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