Tag Archive 'warts in throat'

Jan 30 2010

Oral Sex Cause of Throat Cancer Rise

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Oral Sex Cause of Throat Cancer Rise

Changing sexual practices have led to a dramatic rise in throat cancer in the United States over the past two decades, and experts say they fear an epidemic of the disease.

The comments were made Wednesday at a news conference held by the American Association for Cancer Research to discuss research into the role of the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus ( HPV) in head and neck cancer.

Increasing rates of HPV infection, spread through oral sex, is largely driving the rapid rise in oropharyngeal cancers, which include tumors of the throat, tonsils, and base of the tongue, said Scott Lippman, MD, who chairs the thoracic department at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dec 01 2008

Is Oral Sex Safe?

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Is Oral Sex Safe?

Genital warts can be transmitted during oral sex.  Warts can grow in the mouth and in the throat – causing discomfort, pain, trouble swallowing, bleeding, and sometimes cancer.  Similarly, if your partner has warts in their mouth/throat – they can give you HPV.

In short – if you have warts on your penis, or in your mouth – get treatment!  It isn’t something you want to share.

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