Gum Disease May Lead to Head, Neck Cancers, University at Buffalo Study

Published: Jun 19, 2012

Chronic gum disease may leave the mouth more susceptible to head and neck cancers caused by the human papillomavirus, a study found. Of 124 patients diagnosed with the cancers in the study, 40 percent had tumors that tested positive for a strain of human papillomavirus, research published online today in the Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery found

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