A 38-year-old member asked:
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could hpv cause throat cancer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 which take years to develop.The male may also carry the hpv and never have any problem with it, and never know they have it.
Answered on May 13, 2014

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