Oral cancer used to be associated with tobacco smoking and alcohol. Now it’s associated with the Human Papillomavirus, and as of late, affects four times more men than women. The rate of increase is estimated at 5% per year with a prevalence of 16% in the 80s to over 70% in the early 2000s.
Know Your Status
– Test for HPV with a 30-second mouth rinse
– Detects 10 copies of HPV per reaction
– Detects HPV 16 and HPV 18
– Measures HPV viral load
– 5-10 business day turn around
– Everyone over 18 should be screened
The majority of HPV infections are asymptomatic, but persistent infections increase cancer risk. Get tested to determine your risk of developing HPV-Associated Oral Cancer.