Jan 05, 2011 - 10:04 am
I've tried to research this subject to get some answers with no luck. My hubby (Buzz) was diagnosed with BOT cancer in August. In 2001 he had R tonsil cancer with 2 nodes involved. He had a radical neck dissection on the right and tonsillectomy. This new cancer is a "new primary". Buzz is a non-smoker. The tumor was not tested for HPV. What I am wondering is how long does it take to develop throat cancer after HPV exposure? Can someone have the infection, not know it, not develop any cell changes, and yet pass it on to others?