It's been known for years as the virus that causes cervical cancer in women, but now research shows the human papillomavirus, or HPV, is moving to another part of the body. HPV has been linked to an increase in oral cancer, and it's not just in women. In fact, researchers say men are 5 times more likely to get oral cancer from HPV than women. The reason? Oral sex.
But, is there a way to protect yourself? Is there a device that can find the cancer before it's too late? There is a new device some dentists are using to help make cancer of the mouth more treatable. And you can find it in Siouxland.
Monday on Healthbeat 4, KTIV's Christy Batien tells us about the increase in oral cancer, and the device to help detect it before it's too late.
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