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How Likely To Get Throat Cancer Due To Hpv
HPV: If you have hpv the overwhelming odds are that your spouse has the virus as well. If you have a strain that is implicated in causing malignancy it is certainly possible that this can occur. Would strongly recommend getting the hpv vaccine. If you want to know whether you have hpv see your gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more
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
No, not true: Throat cancer due to HPV is on the rise, but still uncommon. Cancer-causing HPV types (mostly HPV16) are common in persons who have performed oral sex frequently, but also common in people with no oral sex. People should not avoid oral sex in order to prevent cancer. Get vaccinated against HPV and then no worries, unless previously exposed. HPV throat cancer occurs mostly age 50 and older. ...Read more
Oral sex: HPV is transmitted sexually for the most part. The virus tends to locate in the mucosal layer of the foreskin of the penis. For here it is transmitted to the vagina where it can be passed to another male or with oral sex the virus is then relocated to the oral cavity where it can reduce the oral form of HPV squamous Ca. ...Read more
Is hpv that causes throat cancer only from oral sex or could you get hpv thorat cancer from not oral sex?
Yes - oral/oral: Epidemiology study showed that open-mouth kissing is also associated with acquired oral HPV infection (Sex Transm Dis. 2012: 39(7):559). The risk increases among smokers or persons with multiple partners. Among all the infections, only small percentage of HPV strains are oncogenic (causing cancers). ...Read more
Why is there a cough with throat cancer? Is it possible to get throat cancer at 25. I smoked hookah a lot for a year. I have never had sex so no hpv.
This is risky: I am glad you are waiting for real love. Please stop the hookah stuff. It is flirting with a very dangerous addiction. A Chronic cough needs to be evaluated by a physician. Throat cancer is unlikely but there is a lot else to worry about. You are fortunate to live in a free country. Don't let tobacco enslave you. ...Read more
HPV diagnosed in smear test even tho I had vaccine. Does that mean my partner has it? Can I still give him blow jobs? Will I get Throat cancer?
Limits / life: HPV is a family of dozens strains, 7 of which are linked to cancer and many others are not. The earlier HPV vaccines covered only 2-4 strains & only prevent them if given before exposure. Studies cite as many as 70% of college age women are positive for past HPV. Your partner likely got it from you if not before. You can go a lifetime and never get any form of cancer. Live life & get your checkups ...Read more
19/female/hpv, frequent smoker, sore throat on and off for 2 months, felt like was going to faint today. Is throat cancer likely? Is it curable?
20 years old female, smoking and drinking for a year.I have sore throat and small little ball, like the one you get from HPV throat cancer.
Throat: Your question can only be answered by having an examination. See your doctor or an ENT for an exam asap. ...Read more
My wife had an abnormal Pap smear result + hpv 18 diagnosis. Worried about throat cancer, and have a recurring ear ache. How do I get screened?
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
There are: 1.9 cases of oropharyngeal cases/100k. The usuakrisk factors are alcohol and tobacco use. The association with hpv strains is real, awareness in high, and infection with hpv strains is quite common, but transformation to cancer is much less frequent. Young, non-skong women with oropharynx are more likley. Since median age is 43, percent not yet known. ...Read more
Long time: Hpv is nearly ubiquitous, and most people will clear it without intervention. However, some people will not clear the virus and in a small number of patients the virus can be causative for some cancers, including oropharyngeal cancer (largely tonsil and base of tongue). This process is thought to take a long time, on the order of years. ...Read more
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
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
Years to develop: HPV driven cancer of the throat takes several years to develop after the infection. It is not an immediate or short-term process. The infection that led to his cancer would have occurred several years ago. It would be nearly impossible to know when the infection occurred. Without knowing a detailed, complete and honest sexual history it is impossible to use this alone to implicate cheating. ...Read more
How many new cases of throat cancer per year in the u.S.? how many throat cancer deaths per year? what % is female? what % overall is from hpv?
Throat cancer: In the United States, 14, 290 new cases of throat cancer are reported a year. For both men and women. The death rate for them was about 1.3 per 100, 000 people in a population. The odds of hpv-positive throat cancer doubled in individuals who reported between 1 and 5 lifetime oral sexual partners.The risk increased five-fold in those patients with 6 or more oral sexual partners. Males have more risk. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on how advanced it is locally and if it has spread to other organs like the lungs. Also depends on overall health of the person. If this question refers to you, then please consider going to a cancer center that has experience in treating head and neck cancers (to find out if it is really inoperable and to hear about all treatment options and clinical trials). ...Read more
HPV: If both are negatives for hpv- then oral sex would not increase your risk for oral cancer- especially if both are monogamous. Hpv is transmitted easily however. It doesn't have to be from sexual act- but also can be transmitted from kissing, exchange of saliva from sharing drink using same glass, personal utensil/etc.Chewing tobacco/ smoking and alcohol are the biggest risk factors for oral cancer. ...Read more
Hpv has many subtypes and has become so prevalent that it can be likely passed without sexual contact. The good news is hpv associated head and neck cancer appears less aggressive than it's non hpv counterparts.
Hpv associated throat cancer would not be considered a sexually transmitted disease, but exposure to the virus prior to forming the cancer might occur through sexual transmission. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting HPV throat cancer? I am 24 and sexually active with my bf. What are the chances of clearance in my age group?
What are the risks of having oral sex with someone who just found out she might have the cancerous kind of HPV . Will this give me throat cancer ?
Hard to say: This is an uncommon cancer but it does occur and the same strains are involved. Your risk would depend on whether she was actively shedding virus at the time of exposure, which is hard to predict. If you acquire the virus in your throat it would take years to evolve into a cancer, if it did at all. ...Read more
I am 26. History of HPV and smoker. The last few weeks i feel like I have something in the back of throat. Can this be throat cancer? No family histo
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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