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Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, but . . .
Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing.
However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of hpv (human papilloma virus). Hpv causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits hpv viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat.

In brief: No, but . . .
Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing.
However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of hpv (human papilloma virus). Hpv causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits hpv viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No. Most common causes smoking and alcohol.
See ENT doc for assessment, treatment.

In brief: No
No. Most common causes smoking and alcohol.
See ENT doc for assessment, treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
Rather its a change in tissue reproduction...Kissing should not have an effect on any type of cancertransmission.

In brief: NO
Rather its a change in tissue reproduction...Kissing should not have an effect on any type of cancertransmission.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dr. Victor Zeines
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