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Alarming Increase in Throat Cancer Due to HPV

Cancer Newsline - 11/28/2011

The number of new throat cancer cases in the United States has jumped by 125% in the last two decades. The main reason for this alarming increase in throat cancer HPV (Human Papillomavirus), the same virus that causes cervical cancer. Floyd Christopher Holsinger, M.D., Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses this topic as well as other causes, diagnoses, and treatment options for throat cancer, including the minimally invasive surgical technique called robotic thyroidectomy.

Guest: Floyd Christopher Holsinger, M.D.


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