Comments for: Oral cancer virus affects 7 percent of Americans

Posted Jan. 26, 2012, at 10:43 a.m.

CHICAGO — About 16 million Americans have oral HPV, a sexually transmitted virus more commonly linked with cervical cancer that also can cause mouth cancer, according to the first nationwide estimate. HPV — human papilloma virus — is increasingly recognized as a major cause of oral cancers affecting the back …

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  • Anonymous

    We are all rife with myriad viruses and contaminants. Many researchers suspect viral etiology in all kinds of human disease. We can thank our bodies for dealing with these nasties and allowing us to mostly thrive despite their presence.

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