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.
Extremely unlikely. Oral sex by itself won't directly cause mouth cancer. However, if you have oral sex with someone who has an active hpv infection and if the type of hpv is one that can cause significant cell damage and if you then become infected with this hpv virus then yes it can lead to oral cancer. This is why young women and men should be vaccinated against the hpv virus.

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I have been married for 30 years. While in university, I had lots of sexual partners. For the past 10 years, I have stopped having oral sex fearing that I might get mouth cancer. I have wart virus. What should I do?

Common concern. Multiple sex partners does increase the risk for contracting hpv and hpv is associated with cancer (genital and oral/throat). However, within 3 years of getting hpv over 90% have cleared it from their body. If you and/or your partner have had hpv it is quite likely gone and the risk for transmission is negligible. Read more...
Wart Virus. Not sure what the question is however with the virus stopping oral sex is a good idea. Read more...
Warts. Are products of some oral diseases some are viral , best to get biopsy done for proper treatment. Read more...

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. You are asking a question that cannot be answered. There us no test to determine this yet. But there is a vaccine to help. That is the most important thing you can do now to prevent getting cancer in the future. There is no way to relieve your worry otherwise! Read more...
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...

Can having too many mouth surgeries cause mouth cancer?

No and .. No and why would you think that? Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. There are many risk factors but mouth surgery is not one of them. Surgery in the mouth is a corrective procedure, and does not cause cancer, whether it is done 1 time or 30. Read more...

Can mouthwashes containing peroxide cause mouth cancer?

Probably not. In japan they showed it could happen, but with 40% peroxide. It's illegal in the usa, here we only get up to 3-5% no proof here. Read more...
Doubtful. The most common problem with the chronic use of peroxide is developing a yeast or fungal infection. This is due to the fact that the normal bacterial flora in the mouth has been disrupted and you get an overgrowth. Read more...
No proof. No evidence to support. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. Read more...

Is it true that too many mouth surgeries can cause mouth cancer?

What surgery? And why would the surgery be carcinogenic? A cancerous lesion can form after a genetic mutation, usually precipitated by an outside carcinogenic agent (like smoking or chewing tobacco). Some cancers also form through genetic predisposition. Maybe your advisor can explain further. Read more...
No. No. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. Read more...

What are tests for mouth cancer? Could I get it from smoking and sex?

YES AND YES. Smoking has been the major risk factor for cancers of the mouth but more recently oral sex has been identified as a risk factor due to the human papilloma virus 16. How do we test for it a good visual oral exam. Read more...
A careful oral exam. The most effective tests for mouth cancer are good lighting, perceptive eyes, sensitive fingers, and proper training. When these tools detect a tissue abnormality, a biopsy can distinguish cancerous from benign lesions. Tobacco is well known to promote cancer. Sex is a more controversial risk factor, but some strains of sexually transmitted human papilloma virus are also thought to confer risk. Read more...
Yes. Yes. . See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. Read more...

Will kissing multiple people cause mouth cancer or any dangerous diseases?

Not cancer. I can't think of any science around kissing and cancer. There are diseases that can be transferred by saliva, Mononucleosis is just one of them. Read more...

Can chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Yes. Any constant irritation to oral tissues can eventually cause changes to the tissue in those area which can lead to cancer. Denture patients who have constant rubbing of their dentures are very susceptible to this. Biting ones cheeks can do the same thing and anyone who smokes already has an increased risk or oral cancer. Read more...
Cancer risks. Smoking and drinking alcohol are known to be oral cancer risks. In over 40 years of dental practice I have never seen cheek biting lead to cancer. Combining risks (smoking and cheek biting) together may increase the risk. Why take a chance with your life, stop smoking before it's too late. Read more...