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Differences in history of sexual behavior between patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and patients with squamous cell carcinoma at other head and neck sites.

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Dahlstrom, KR; Li, G; Tortolero-Luna, G; Wei, Q; Sturgis, EM
Published in: Head Neck
June 2011

BACKGROUND: An emerging epidemic of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancer has been proposed. The purpose of this study was for us to compare the sexual behaviors of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (SCCOP) and patients with squamous cell carcinoma of non-oropharyngeal (SCCNOP) head and neck sites to expand our understanding of sexual behavior as a risk factor for HPV-associated head and neck cancer. METHODS: The sexual history of 165 patients with SCCOP and 87 patients with SCCNOP was determined in a hospital-based case-to-case comparison study. RESULTS: Patients with SCCOP were significantly more likely than patients with SCCNOP to have had >9 lifetime sex partners (odds ratio [OR], 39.2; 95% confidence interval [CI], 8.2-187.3), to have engaged in oral-genital sex (OR, 3.5; 95% CI, 1.1-11.1), and to have had >4 oral-genital sex partners (OR, 8.6; 95% CI, 2.2-33.4). CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggest that some risk factors are site-specific and provide further evidence that certain sexual behaviors increase the risk of HPV-associated SCCOP.

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Head Neck

DOI

EISSN

1097-0347

Publication Date

June 2011

Volume

33

Issue

6

Start / End Page

847 / 855

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tumor Virus Infections
  • Texas
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sex Distribution
  • Risk Assessment
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Registries
  • Reference Values
  • Prognosis
  • Papillomavirus Infections
 

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Dahlstrom, K. R., Li, G., Tortolero-Luna, G., Wei, Q., & Sturgis, E. M. (2011). Differences in history of sexual behavior between patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and patients with squamous cell carcinoma at other head and neck sites. Head Neck, 33(6), 847–855. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.21550
Dahlstrom, Kristina R., Guojun Li, Guillermo Tortolero-Luna, Qingyi Wei, and Erich M. Sturgis. “Differences in history of sexual behavior between patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and patients with squamous cell carcinoma at other head and neck sites.Head Neck 33, no. 6 (June 2011): 847–55. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.21550.
Dahlstrom, Kristina R., et al. “Differences in history of sexual behavior between patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and patients with squamous cell carcinoma at other head and neck sites.Head Neck, vol. 33, no. 6, June 2011, pp. 847–55. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/hed.21550.
Journal cover image

Published In

Head Neck

DOI

EISSN

1097-0347

Publication Date

June 2011

Volume

33

Issue

6

Start / End Page

847 / 855

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tumor Virus Infections
  • Texas
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sex Distribution
  • Risk Assessment
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Registries
  • Reference Values
  • Prognosis
  • Papillomavirus Infections