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Throat Cancer Link to Oral Sex Gains Notice

For many years, smoking and drinking were considered the dominant risk factors for cancers of the throat. But on Monday, The Guardian, a British newspaper, reported that the actor Michael Douglas believed that his throat cancer was caused by an infection acquired during oral sex, highlighting a trend that has alarmed many scientists.

Mr. Douglas, 68, had previously speculated that years of smoking and drinking played a role in his disease, and his spokesman later said that although the actor had discussed oral sex’s link to cancer, he did not say it was the cause of his own cancer. But The Guardian quoted Mr. Douglas as saying, “Without wanting to get too specific, this particular…

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 Throat Cancer Link to Oral Sex Gains Notice

Now, about 70 percent of all throat cancers are caused by HPV, up from roughly 15 percent three decades ago. Patients are now more frequently middle-aged husbands and fathers who are economically well off, nonsmokers and not particularly heavy drinkers. Men are three times more likely to be diagnosed than women with HPV-related throat cancer.

My Cancer Fight

It's been 10 years since I was diagnosed with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma... cancer. I started this blog to share the many emotions, fears, experiences and, hopefully, triumphs that I will face throughout this journey. I have two goals for this blog, 1. To gain some degree of personal therapeutic benefit and, 2. To help others who may one day face a similar struggle by detailing the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery so that they may know what to expect.

My Cancer Journey

Michael Becker's blog about living with Stage IV head & neck cancer caused by HPV.


OralID uses a proven, optically based technology called, "fluorescence technology." OralID's fluorescence technology uses a blue light (435–460 nm) that provides the clinician an aid in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer and pre-cancer.


Oscan aims to provide a simple scanning tool for the oral cavity that universally integrates with camera phones.

Mouth Cancer Foundation

The Mouth Cancer Foundation (MCF) is a charity dedicated to the relief of sickness and the promotion and protection of good health among those suffering or at risk of mouth, throat and other head & neck cancers.

The Oral Cancer Foundation

Through increased public and professional awareness, prevention through lifestyle changes, early detection initiatives, education, improved treatment modalities, and sponsorship of research, the Oral Cancer Foundation's mission is to contribute to the reduction of suffering, permanent physical damage and disfigurement, and death caused by this disease.


There have been a limited number of studies evaluating the impact of population-based screening by visual inspection in high-risk individuals (tobacco and/or alcohol consumers) to reduce oral cancer mortality. Further review is needed to assess the efficacy of a population-based oral cancer screening programme in all settings.

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