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HPV, or human papilloma virus, is a common virus that newly infects about 14 million Americans each year. There are around 100 types of HPV with nearly a third affecting the genitals of both men and women. However, HPV is also linked to oral cancer. Medical oncologist Jessica Geiger, MD, explains how HPV can lead to oral cancer and how it’s treated.

00 What is HPV?
34 How can HPV lead to oral cancer?
1:03 Why HPV vaccines are so important
1:53 How long does it take for HPV to develop into cancer?
2:11 What are the symptoms of HPV related oral cancer?
2:45 What are treatment options for HPV related oral cancer?
3:09 What is the prognosis for those diagnosed with HPV related oral cancer?

Medical oncologist Jessica Geiger, MD:
Oropharyngeal Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection:
Oral Cancer Overview:
HPV Vaccine Overview:
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Overview:
Throat Cancer’s Link to Oral Sex:
HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer (CDC):

The information in this video was accurate as of 5.20.2022 and is for information purposes only. Consult your local medical authority or your healthcare practitioner for advice.

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