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Why It Matters If HPV Caused Your Head or Neck Cancer


In 2014, Jason Mendelsohn was 44, had recently lost weight through Weight Watchers, and was feeling the most fit he’d ever been in his life. He had three kids, a wife of 17 years, and was the president of his family’s insurance company.

One day, while taking a financial services exam for his business, he rested his head in his hand to ponder a test question when he felt a dime-sized lump on his neck. “All of a sudden, I get a cancer diagnosis,” he tells me, describing the weeks that followed. “I’m like, are you kidding me? I had never even contemplated that I might get cancer because I felt so good, and literally had no symptoms.” Mendelsohn was diagnosed with stage 4 oropharyngeal…

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