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New Survey Exposes Shocking Lack Of Awareness Of HPV Despite Strong Mouth Cancer Link

November 14, 2019
by Oral Health Foundation

One in every 20 cancers is caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  Despite this, nearly half of Brits (47%) have not heard of HPV while almost two-thirds (63%) do not know how it is transmitted.

The findings have been revealed by the Oral Health Foundation, who are growing concerned by how little we know about HPV as a population.

Latest figures show that around 18,000 cancers were diagnosed as HPV related in the UK last year. These include cancer of the mouth, cervix, anus and penis.

Many health experts are pointing to HPV as the main reason why cases of mouth cancer have more than doubled inside the last generation.

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