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Sexual health in oral oncology: breaking the news to patients with human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer

Evans, Mererid and Powell, Ned 2014. Sexual health in oral oncology: breaking the news to patients with human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer. Head and Neck 36 (11) , pp. 1529-1533. 10.1002/hed.23792

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Abstract

The incidence of oropharyngeal carcinoma is increasing in many countries of the developed world, largely because of cancers caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV-positive patients may ask questions that fall outside the remit of traditional consultations held in head and neck clinics. The purpose of this article is to highlight key messages about HPV and oropharyngeal cancer that are relevant to patients. Key messages include: HPV is a very common virus that transiently infects most people at some point in their lives; HPV infection is transmitted by normal sexual activity and is not a marker of promiscuity or abnormal sexual practices; HPV infections may be acquired many years before a cancer develops and infection does not imply recent infidelity; long-term partners of HPV-positive patients do not seem to be at increased risk of HPV infection.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1043-3074
Date of Acceptance: 4 June 2014
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2019 10:56
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/78954

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