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Read the latest Texas Oncology news and stories highlighting Fort Worth practices and patients.

HPV Leads To Increase In Head And Neck Cancer In Men

Media Outlet: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)

A report found that 11 million men and 3.2 million women in the United States are infected with some type of oral HPV and oncologists say it's leading to more head and neck cancer in men.

"From the 1970's to today, the prevalence of this HPV-related head and neck cancer has increased by three to five percent per year from then until now, and it is continuing that same rate," said Oncologist Jerry Barker, Jr., M.D. at Texas Oncology.

"This is a silent epidemic. Most patients who are exposed to this virus, they don't know it. They'll never have symptoms from it,  but some of those patients will move on to develop a cancer," said Dr. Barker.

Matters of the Heart: How Values Bring Meaning to Patient-Centered Cancer Care

Media Outlet: Healthy Magazine; Cleburne Times-Review

How One Patient Stumbled Upon Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Media Outlet: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Brenda Jones Tompkins: Cancer Patient Looks Back With Gratitude

Media Outlet: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Cancer Patient Learns Caring for Yourself Is a Gift to Others

Media Outlet: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

How One Woman's Brush with Breast Cancer Changed Her Perspective on Preventive Health

Media Outlet: Dallas Morning News

Hope and Optimism Help Busy Mom Cope with Stage IV Breast Cancer

Media Outlet: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Mother and Daughter Make for One Incredible Cancer Support System

Media Outlet: Dallas Morning News

Army Veteran Winning Her Battle with Breast Cancer

Media Outlet: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth

CMS's Oncology Care Model Has Issues, But Participants Say Care Has Improved

Media Outlet: Specialty Pharmacy News