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HPV Linked to Mouth Cancer (3/04)

HPV LINKED TO MOUTH CANCER Scientists have uncovered evidence that STD human papilloma virus (HPV), transmitted through oral contact can cause mouth cancer.

Researchers had suspected that HPV, which is linked to ~95% of all Cervical Cancer could also be associated with tumors in the mouth. Now a study by researchers with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France seems to have confirmed it. [Reuters Health, 2/25/04; Abstinence Clearinghouse 3Mar04]