Human papillomavirus- positive oropharyngeal cancer ( HPV+ OPC) is a subtype of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas ( OSCC), associated with the human papillomavirus type 16 virus ( HPV16). Historically, cancer of the throat oropharynx ( throat) was associated with the use of alcohol and tobacco, but the majority of cases are now associated with the HPV man papillomavirus infection is an infection by human papillomavirus ( HPV).
Most HPV infections cause no symptoms and resolve spontaneously.
In some people, an HPV infection persists and results in warts or precancerous lesions. The precancerous lesions increase the risk of cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, mouth, or throat.
Nearly all cervical cancer is due to HPV with two.