October 31, 2017

Sebastian ENT's See Increase in Throat Cancer Caused by HPV - Featured in Vero News

Say the word “cancer” and the first medical specialties most people think about are “oncology” or “radiology” or maybe even “hematology.”

It’s probably a safe bet that “otolaryngology” wouldn’t make anyone’s top 10 list.

Maybe that’s because “oh-toe-lair-in-goll-oh-jee” is just so darned tough to pronounce.

Still, when it comes to spotting cancers caused by the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus or HPV, Dr. Seth Tudor says he and his fellow ENT (ears, nose and throat) physicians – as otolaryngologists are more commonly called – are uniquely qualified to identify and help treat “oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas” or the head and neck cancers that HPV can trigger.