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Oral sex causes throat cancer
September 19, 2010, 12:32 pm
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NEW SCIENTIST: People who have had more than five oral-sex partners in their lifetime are 250% more likely to have throat cancer than those who do not have oral sex, a new study suggests.

The researchers believe this is because oral sex may transmit human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus implicated in the majority of cervical cancers.

The new findings should encourage people to consistently use condoms during oral sex as this could protect against HPV, the team says. Other experts say that the results provide more reason for men to receive the new HPV vaccine.

Maura Gillison at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, US, and colleagues collected blood and saliva samples from the throats of 100 patients diagnosed with cancers of the tonsils or back of the throat. The scientists also took samples from 200 healthy people for comparison.

By combining the blood and saliva samples with antibody molecules, Gillison’s team could tell whether a person had ever had an HPV infection.

Cancer traps

All of the study participants provided information about their sexual history, including the number of people with whom they had engaged in oral sex.

After controlling for other risk factors for throat cancer, such as drinking and smoking, the analysis revealed that people who had prior infection with HPV were 32 times as likely to have this cancer as those with no evidence of ever having the virus. And those who tested positive for a particularly aggressive strain of the virus, called HPV-16, were 58 times more likely to have throat cancer.

By comparison, either smoking or drinking increases the risk of such cancer by about threefold.

The throat cancers analysed in the new study mostly started in the “crypts” of the throat – the grooves at the base of the tonsils. This might be because the tonsil grooves trap infectious particles, suggests Mark Stoler of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, US, who was not involved in the study.

High risk levels

The study also revealed a link between oral sex and throat cancer caused by HPV. People who had one to five oral-sex partners in their lifetime had approximately a doubled risk of throat cancer compared with those who never engaged in this activity – and those with more than five oral-sex partners had a 250% increased risk.

There was an even stronger link between oral sex and throat cancers clearly caused by HPV-16 (those tumours that tested positive for the strain). People with more than five oral sex partners had a 750% increased risk of these HPV-16-caused cancers.

Taken from and read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11819-oral-sex-can-cause-throat-cancer.html

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Comment by HPV

At least Ill die happy …

Comment by LEAH KLEIM

I have to so chime in here! This cancer post people don’t even…It’s not true! Yo people I don’t have throat cancer. “” more than five oral-sex partners in their lifetime are 250% more likely “”” 5? LOL OMG! I hate this post!

FKN:
Yeast mouth here! 5 lol add 0000000 omg

P.s
whats up Fucker?
U do have a phone don’t ya?

Comment by TherpyNomore

Yo fat head ! your the fucker here in this picture. My phone is fucking fine ! you did it again you droid wall phone person ! check your fucking settings and unreject me you fuck head !
AC ? Call me, cuz I cant fucking call you ! Your “Smart phone” wont let me. Incase you dont have your helmet on … Its 845-598-0718

Comment by LEAH KLEIM

A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Ford truck when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop.

The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?”

The surgeon a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the truck. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take valves out, fix em, put em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?”

The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic,

Comment by HPV

The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic,

“Try doing it with the engine running.”

Comment by HPV

I guess my boyfriend got throat cancer last night 😉

Comment by LEAH KLEIM

Boyfriend? Mazelove. How long have you guy been going out.

Comment by farg

itulh,sape suruh wat hubungn sex oral nie,Xpayh la menyekse diri je.

Comment by Master King




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