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5 Facts you should know about

Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

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Squamous cell carcinoma comprises over 95% of oropharyngeal cancers

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Tobacco and alcohol are major risk factors, but human papillomavirus (HPV) now causes most of these tumors

3

Symptoms include sore throat and painful and/or difficult swallowing

4

HPV type 16 causes 60% of oropharyngeal cancers

5

The survival rate is high in HPV-positive patients

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