HPV

HPV and its Link to the Development of Oral Cancer

here are numerous factors that could put you at a greater risk of developing oral cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S. A patient who uses cigarettes, tobacco-containing products, or alcohol, or who has excessive sun exposure, can be at risk for developing this oral condition. When a patient has several of these risk factors, their overall risk for developing oral cancer is much greater than having one risk factor alone. However, the one getting a lot of attention in the dental community is HPV and its link to the development of oral cancer.