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How likely to get throat cancer due to hpv

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HPV: If you have hpv the overwhelming odds are that your spouse has the virus as well. If you have a strain that is implicated in causing malignancy it is... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No, not true: Throat cancer due to HPV is on the rise, but still uncommon. Cancer-causing HPV types (mostly HPV16) are common in persons who have performed oral sex... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No and no: HPV does not cause all throat cancer but you can't get it from vaginal intercourse unless there is some way for the virus physically be placed in the ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes - oral/oral: Epidemiology study showed that open-mouth kissing is also associated with acquired oral HPV infection (Sex Transm Dis. 2012: 39(7):559). The risk incr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is risky: I am glad you are waiting for real love. Please stop the hookah stuff. It is flirting with a very dangerous addiction. A Chronic cough needs to be eva... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Donot worry : That does not mean your partner has HPV ,you can still do your routine sexual activity ,,Donot worry about throat cancer ,I will recommend he should s... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Possible: Head and neck cancer is more common if you drink and smoke. Smoke irritates the throat. Call 1-800-quit-now to get help with the cigs.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Throat: Your question can only be answered by having an examination. See your doctor or an ENT for an exam asap.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Patt
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Exam for throat canc: Sorry to hear about your wife's diagnosis. You can be screened by a board certified ENT with an in office fiber optic scope to rule out any throat dis... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The germ that can trigger cervical cancer,hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile,anal and esophageal cancer, all of whic... Read More

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