HPV Trends

HPV Trends - HPV Trends

HPV is the cause of the fastest growing oral cancer population under the age of 45 and is responsible for a 15x increase in oral cancer diagnosis.

• 40% of new diagnosis are YOUNG, NON-SMOKERS
• 53,000 new cases of oral cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx
• 65% 5-year survival rate for cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx combined
• 69% of oral cancers are found in LATE STAGE
• 10,860 deaths due to late diagnosis
• 1 in 3 men will develop cancer in their lifetime
• 1 in 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime
• Men are more than 2x as likely to develop oral cancer
• HPV-related cancers are 6-7 times more common in men than women
• Oropharyngeal cancers are now the most common HPV-related cancer in the US
• Those with 6 or more oral sex partners are 8.6x more likely than those who have never had oral sex

• Number of oral cancers has increased over a 16 year period, where all other cancers have declined
• HPV is transmitted through saliva, sexual, and skin-to-skin contact