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Cancer

26 January 2011

Increase in head and neck cancer linked to oral sex

There's a worrisome increase in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers, and some experts link the trend to a rise in the popularity of oral sex over the past few decades.

There's a worrisome increase in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers among middle-aged and even younger people, and some experts link the trend to a rise in the popularity of oral sex over the past few decades.

According to Dr William Lydiatt, professor and chief of head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, the overall incidence of head and neck cancers is going down, largely because fewer people are smoking (tobacco and drinking are the major traditional risk factors).

 

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