Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 22 February 2011 16:38
The Human Papillomavirus is becoming more widespread because it is transmitted through oral sex. It is developing into a greater cause of throat cancer than some forms of tobacco.
According to an Ohio State University study, researchers found that there was a 225-percent increase in oral cancer cases from 1974 through 2007, mostly involving men.
The chances of developing oral cancer increase, depending on the number of people the person has performed oral sex on.
The research also shows that 64 percent of oral cancer cases in the United States show evidence of HPV infection. There are also a higher number of these cases among younger people.