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  1. Farris, Cindy MSN, MPH, BSN, CNE
  2. Petitte, Denise McEnroe MSN, BSN


Abstract: Although the overall incidence of head, neck, and oral cancer has been decreasing, oral and neck cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) has risen. This article discusses statistics, risk factors, causes, pathophysiology, treatments, and the home healthcare and hospice nursing implications for these patients. A real-life patient's journey through neck cancer caused by HPV is presented.