“Oral OOOO lined up”… The cause of the surge in ‘oral cancer patients’ in Korea, according to doctors

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Incumbent doctors revealed the cause of the recent increase in head and neck cancer patients in Korea.

On the 12th, on the YouTube channel ‘Doctor Friends’, a video titled, “The worst cancer that doctors think is head and neck cancer, how to avoid it?” was uploaded.

In the video, Nak-Jun Lee, an otolaryngologist, and Chang-Yoon Woo, an internal medicine specialist, appeared in the video to explain why the number of head and neck cancer patients in Korea has risen recently.

Head and neck cancer is a generic term for cancer that occurs in the face and neck. These include cancers of the mouth, throat, and esophagus.


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It is a frequently used part, and both the function reconstruction process and surgery are not easy.

Head and neck cancer was not a very common cancer in Korea, but it is showing a sharp increase in recent years.

Among them, oral cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) is increasing.


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Doctors urged caution, saying, “Initially, HPV is not spread by mouth because it is a sexually transmitted disease, but oral sex has increased with the westernization of domestic sex life, and therefore oral cancer caused by HPV is increasing rapidly.”

In addition, smoking and drinking, reflux esophagitis, ultraviolet rays, and nutritional deficiencies were introduced as lifestyle habits that can cause head and neck cancer.

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