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A 35-year-old male asked:

My wife and i have been married for 10 years, neither one has had other sexual partners. we don't drink or smoke. we have oral sex. throat cancer poss?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: But much lower incidence than smokers and drinkers!
Dr. Colin Sanner
Dr. Colin Sanner commented
Neurology 20 years experience
Actually, Dr Maura Gillison et al found that oral sex is a risk for developing throat cancer if someone has 6 or more partners in their lifetime (likely attributable to HPV 16). If you've had no other sexual partners, you should have no increased risk for throat cancer.
May 19, 2014

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