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.

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Does oral sex cause throat cancer? How to avoid that?

Possible . HPV can be spread though oral sex. There is growing evidence that giving the HPV vaccine to young men and women will reduce the risk of head and neck cancers. Read more...
In a word... yes. Oral sex can lead to throat cancer, does this by infection with HPV (Human papillomavirus). There are only a couple of strains that do this, however, and it is fairly rare. Best way to protect against it is not to have oral sex with multiple partners - this increases your risk of coming into contact with the "right" strain and causing throat cancer. Good luck! 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...

Is it true you can get oral/throat cancer from too much oral sex?

HPV cancer causing. The answer would be yes if you took the words 'too much' out of the question. Hpv, has some strains that can cause cervical, rectal and throat cancer. Exposure to these dangerous strains of hpv can lead eventually to cancer. This is the very reason one must get vaccinated for the four most dangerous strains of hpv. It only takes one exposure to get this virus not 'too many' exposures. Read more...
Oral sex and cancer. Increased number of sexual partners ups your risk of acquiring viruses such as hpv (human papilloma virus of which there are many types) and hsv (herpes simplex virus that causes genital herpes and cold sores). These viruses are associated with increased risk of certain cancers of the mouth or throat (or genitals). The hpv vaccine, if taken before exposure to the viruses, can prevent them in some. Read more...
Not exactly too much. If your partner has hpv (genital warts) there is an increase in your general risk for throat cancer. Things like smoking and alcohol can make this worse. Read more...

Can oral sex lead to throat cancer?

Possibly. Hpv, also known as human papilloma virus can cause genital warts. If you give oral sex to a penis that has the hpv infection, it is possible to get oral or throat cancer. Fortunately, saliva can help prevent the transmission of the virus, but saliva is by no means a perfect barrier. You need to be careful. Read more...

Can a man get throat cancer by having oral sex with a wo?

Possible. If you consider transmission of human papilloma virus which studies have linked to cancer. If your partner has hpv, consult with your physician regarding risks. Smoking, excessive drinking, exposure to asbestos and hpv are all causes of throat cancer. Read more...

Can a male only get throat cancer from hpv if oral sex was done?

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...

Can you only get throat cancer hpv from oral sex or could it be from just normal sex?

No and no. HPV does not cause all throat cancer but you can't get it from vaginal intercourse unless there is some way for the virus physically be placed in the throat from the vagina like with fingers. Tobacco also is a common cause. Hope this helps. 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...

Can throat cancer be contracted from just oral sex even when neither partner has hpv?

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...