Sexual behaviours and oral cancer risk

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20 studies reporting 21 data sets were included in this review of the association of sexual behaviours and oral and oropharyngeal cancers. The review suggests that some sexual behaviours increase risk but the quality of the evidence is limited and quantitative estimates of the strength of these associations are not reliable.

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Human papillomaviruses strongly associated with oral cancer

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The role of human papillomaviruses (HPV) in the development of premalignant and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a hotly debated topic despite recognition of its role in cervical squamous cell carcinoma of uteri. The main aim of this systematic review was to calculate the pooled estimates of the odds ratio (OR) for the association [read the full story…]