Yarah Haidar, MD: Oropharyngeal cancer

"Previously, we used to think that a patient that’s highest risk for developing a head and neck cancer is one that is a smoker or who has a heavy alcohol [use] history. However, with the rise in HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers, we do see patients in their 30's and 40's with oropharyngeal cancers," says UCI Health head and neck surgeon Yarah Haidar, MD.

"So, any patient with a neck mass or an oral cavity legion needs to be treated or needs to be evaluated urgently."

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