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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
surgery 57 years experience
Yes: But much lower incidence than smokers and drinkers!
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Dr. Colin Sanner
Dr. Colin Sanner commented
Neurology 21 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
Last updated May 19, 2014

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