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A team at the University of Florida, Baylor College of Medicine and elsewhere found that 11.5 percent of U. men were actively infected with oral HPV between 20, and 3 percent of women were.
That adds up to 11 million men and 3 million women, the researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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And a significant number go on to develop cancer.“Each year, about 11,600 people in the United States are diagnosed with cancers of the oropharynx that may be caused by HPV,” the CDC says.
It’s not clear why the numbers are going up so much, but Sturgis says fear of HIV and of pregnancy may have made oral sex more common and more acceptable starting in the 1980s.
Related: Spike in Cancer Linked to Oral Sex Mendelsohn was one of them.“I had zero symptoms, except I found a bump on my neck,” Mendelsohn said.“And the ironic thing is that I literally shave probably every day and never saw or felt the bump before.”It was stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer.
Treatment for head and neck cancer can be grueling and Mendelsohn said his was no exception.“It was brutal.