Jul 10, 2008 - 11:34 am
I know that having high risk HPV is now considered a risk factor for oral/throat cancer. DOes anyone have any personal experiences with this that might shed some more information? Is there a test that one can take to see if there is high risk HPV in the throat or mouth? I've read one thread on here that said the tumors taken out were confirmed positive for HPV 16. The thing i'm wondering is, why test for it if there still isn't a causal relationship identified.
Half of all HPV carriers have high risk types. That means that if a quarter of all Americans have HPV, than 1/8th, or 37.5 million people do. I guess you can see the implications.