Sep 27, 2009 - 5:15 pm
When I was initially diagnosed with base of tongue cancer, my doctor asked about smoking and alcohol abuse. He never mentioned HPV. I was not aware of HPV as being a cause of oral cancers, even after my chemotherapy and radiation. Now, several months later, I ask my doctor if HPV was a factor in my cancer. he said they never tested my cancer cells at the time of the biopsy and that was the Mayo Clinic. Now I wonder why they never did and my doctor never mentioned it? Any ideas??