Sexual History & Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Articles about the human papilloma virus, sexual history and how these effect your risk of developing cancer.
Human papilloma viruses (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted virus that can lead to cancer.
Cases of head and neck cancer in young (40-50 year old) non-smokers have been on the rise, particularly those of the tonsils and base of the tongue. In addition, anal cancer rates have been rising for the past 40 years. Why? Human Papilloma Virus or HPV, a common sexually transmitted disease.
Rates of anal cancer are much higher in certain populations and experts agree that routine anal cancer screening for these groups can reduce anal cancer rates.