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A rise in a certain type of HPV cancer

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Researchers are reporting a rise in a type of HPV related oral cancer cases since the 1980's. The proportion of Oropharyngeal cancers that tested positive for HPV went from around 16-percent in the 1980s.  Now, there are more than 70-percent diagnosed since the 2000's. It's been especially prevalent among men. The new findings from researchers at Ohio State are based on samples collected from registries in three states. Experts predict that if this trend continues, HPV related Oropharyngeal cancer will surpass cervical cancer as the leading form of HPV associated cancer by 2020. @  

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