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Oral Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (07 / 02 / 2014)

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Added text to state that among patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer, there is no evidence of increased oral HPV infection in their sexual partners compared with the general population prevalence (cited D'Souza et al. as reference 23).

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