The same strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for cervical, penile and anal cancer is now a leading cause of head and neck cancer. In fact, HPV - related cancers of the tonsil region and base of the tongue, or oropharynx, have tripled in the past several decades. Patients more affected are those between the ages of 40 and 60, who often have no obvious risk factors for cancer.
To help combat this rise of HPV - associated oropharyngeal cancers, the head and neck cancer experts at Atlantic HPV Center, part of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, provide diagnostic screenings, education and counseling, and individualized treatment options that use cutting-edge techniques, like:
- Transoral robotic surgery
- Advanced reconstructive surgery
- Image-guided radiation therapy
After treatment, our center continues to follow up with patients to prevent cancer reoccurrence.