The Office of the Dean of Students and Colleges Against Cancer invites all community members to a presentation and conversation with Amber Young of Oral Cancer Cause on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Lakeside 212.
The Office of the Dean of Students and Colleges Against Cancer invites all community members to a presentation and conversation at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, with Amber Young of Oral Cancer Cause. Young will be joined by Emme Sanders and Cris Duval, also affiliates of Oral Cancer Cause.
According to the Centers for Disease Control genital human papillomavirus (also called HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. HPV can cause cancers in the oropharynx. These cancers are called oropharyngeal cancers.
Most, but not all, oropharyngeal cancers are caused by HPV. HPV is thought to cause 70 percent of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States, with HPV type 16 causing 60 percent of all oropharyngeal cancers. The fastest-growing segment of the oral and oropharyngeal cancer population are otherwise healthy, nonsmokers in the 25- to 50-year-old age range.
Young is an oral cancer survivor. In 2015 she was diagnosed with the rarest oral cancer in the world, Clear Cell Odontogenic Carcinoma. Amber describes her journey as “long, complicated, and humbling all at the same time.” Young joined the staff of Oral Cancer Cause and is committed to raising awareness about oral cancer, early detection and ways to cope with the diagnosis.
The presentation will be held in Lakeside 212.