C. 7,200 new cases of oropharyngeal cancers are diagnosed and 61% are caused by HVP type 16.
So, about 4,000 new cases of oropharygeal cancers in males caused by HPV type 16 occur every year. A smaller number will result from an HPV type 18 infection. At the rate at which orophayrngeal cancers are increasing, some experts are opining that in a decade or two, more males will be dying of HPV cancers than females. Keep in mind that no data exist to suggest any reduction in cancer rates in any male cancers other than anal. And, to be honest, these data are based on a reduction in precancerous lesions, just like the indication for the prevention of cervical cancer is based on the reduction of precancerous cervical lesions.
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