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How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

Obviously Not enough: This topic should be covered as part of sexual education for teenagers. I am treating now a very young patient with hpv+ tonsillar cancer. The incidence of hpv+ head and neck cancer continues to increase and this is not something that can be underestimated. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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I heard human papilloma virus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

I heard human papilloma virus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

Can happen: The HPV virus has been known to be associated with the development of squamous cancer of the cervix. More recently, HPV has been shown to also be associated with oral squamous cancer. Since the virus is present under the foreskin of the penis and the vaginal area of the cervix, any means by which the virus can enter the oral cavity can induce the squamous cell lesion. Cunilingus is one method. ...Read more

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Why are there over 4x more cases of hpv-induced throat cancer in men than women?

Why are there over 4x more cases of hpv-induced throat cancer in men than women?

Jumping Conclusions: There are more cases of throat cancer in men. Hpv is one of the causes of throat cancer. Does not mean there are more hpv induced throat cancer in men. Additional causes (some may make hpv induced more likely) include smoking, alcohol, poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, smokeless tobacco, etc., all more likely in men. Further studies need to be done to determine if hpv is the main cause. ...Read more

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What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

Not a whole lot: Men gave the HPV to women in the 1st place. Then oral sex is a way for men to get it back young people of both sexes up to age 20 need to get vaccinated against HPV. older or those who already have it, vaccine is not helpful so avoid oral sex or use condoms is the only answer for your question. hope this helps ...Read more

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Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Could HPV cause throat cancer?

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. ...Read more

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How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

Not common.: This is probably a rare cause. The most common causes are tobacco use (including smokeless) and alcohol use. ...Read more

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Is it true that throat cancer can be caused by hpv?

Is it true that throat cancer can be caused by hpv?

YES: Hpv type 16 is the one responsible for throat cancer. It is believe that it is due to oral sex. The good news is that cancers caused by this virus tend to respond better to treatment and are associated with better prognosis. It is standard practice now to evaluate all head/neck cancers for the presence of hpv 16. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer rare in someone in their 20's caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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How rare is throat cancer in a 25 year old female caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of the older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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How can I make sure that im free from the throat cancer cause by the hpv?

How can I make sure that im free from the throat cancer cause by the hpv?

Exam: You can be sure by having an exam done by an ENT physician. Hpv infection affects many people but only very few get cancer related to it. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine the ...Read more