How long does it takes to get throat cancer cause by hpv?

by Rachel on May 12, 2011

and what are the symntoms?

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Spreedog May 12, 2011 at 1:40 am

Here’s some internet info – http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/hpv-oropharyngeal-cancer0507
And from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/719525
“The time lag between an oral HPV infection and the development of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer is between 15 and 30 years, and the age at which this cancer is usually diagnosed is 50 years or more. So the increase in this cancer that was seen in the 1990s and the 2000s is likely to be the result of young people participating in increased sexual activity in the 1960s and 1970s.”

“The time line of the sudden increase in these cancers seen in the past decade and the 20 to 30 years that it takes for HPV-related cancer to develop points to changes in sexual behaviors that began in the 1960s and 1970s, he said. “The time frame fits,” he said, although he added that “this is conjecture.”

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