Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 27 January 2012 11:59
There are some dentists around the world who want more people to be vaccinated for human papilloma virus.
In the United Kingdom, there’s a vaccination program for girls. Dentists and other people the medical profession, however, want boys to now be included in the program.
HPV is a huge risk factor for cervical cancer but it has also been linked to oral cancer. The amount of throat cancer cases has roughly doubled in the last 15 years and much of that has been because of HPV. Drinking and smoking are some of the other risk factors.