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HPV & Throat Cancer

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Doctors say they're noticing an increase in throat cancer among seemingly healthy men.

USA Today reports, the cause is Human Papillomavirus, known as HPV.

Certain strains of the virus can live in the mouth, after being passed on through oral sex.

HPV isn't typically associated with men.

You normally hear about it in women because HPV infections can cause cervical cancer.

There's a vaccine to prevent HPV.