Estrogen May Promote Spread Of Oral Cancer In Women

A new study found estrogen may help cancer spread in the head and throat by triggering an enzyme that increases the movement of precancerous cells. Scientists hope to find a way to deplete the enzyme and prevent oral cancer. » 1/04/11 11:05am 1/04/11 11:05am

Doctors have linked some cases of oral cancer in men to human papillomavirus. According to the New York Times, "more than 40 percent of the [oral] tumors in men were infected with HPV." HPV can infect the mouth during oral sex, and researchers think the uptick in HPV-associated oral cancer in men is due, in part, to… » 5/13/08 10:45am 5/13/08 10:45am