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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Oral Cancer From Giving Oral Sex

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,224 doctors shared insights

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


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I gave oral sex to my husband.Before me he was with a woman who was sexually abused.I didn't get the vaccine.Afraid oral HPV will turn oral cancer?

I gave oral sex to my husband.Before me he was with a woman who was sexually abused.I didn't get the vaccine.Afraid  oral HPV will turn oral cancer?

See ENT : A generally healthy person will clear the hpv virus so while there is a risk of cancer this is very low. That being said, if you are concerned then the best thing to so is to see and ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I gave oral sex few times.Didnt get the vaccine.I worry I have high risk oral HPV 16.I have bad teeth and gums.Will oral HPV 16 turn oral cancer?

I gave oral sex few times.Didnt get the vaccine.I worry I have high risk oral HPV 16.I have bad teeth and gums.Will oral HPV 16 turn oral cancer?

HPV and oral sex: The fact is that sexual contact, including oral sex can transmit HPV from one person to another. Just for your information the vaccination won’t help after age 20. The use of condoms can prevent the spread of the virus during oral sex. Poor oral health is another risk factor for oral HPV infection. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is hpv oral cancer only caused by oral sex?

Is hpv oral cancer only caused by oral sex?

No one is sure: Maybe also by "deep French kissing ". The jury is still out and more studies are needed. See this helpful article: http://www.m.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/oral-hpv-cancer ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Not directly: Oral sex can expose you to the human papilloma virus (hpv) which can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. ...Read more

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How do you get oral cancer?

Several possibile: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Oral cancer is any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more