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Oral Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)

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Last Modified: 07/02/2014

Changes to This Summary (07/02/2014)

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Description of the Evidence

Added text to state that among patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer, there is no evidence of increased oral HPV infection in their sexual partners compared with the general population prevalence (cited D'Souza et al. as reference 23).

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