Cancer due to sex through the throat

Oral sex can make you susceptible to throat cancer if you are infected, so it’s better to be careful!

According to the findings of the American Cancer Society, oral sex can lead to throat cancer. Of course, this type of sexual intercourse does not cause cancer by itself, but the human papilloma virus or HPV, which causes genital warts, can be transmitted from one person to another during oral sex.
Researchers have found that some cancers, including those of the oropharynx (middle part of the throat) and tonsils, are likely caused by a specific type of human papillomavirus (HPV).

Papilloma virus is common, but not all types cause cancer. If you are not exposed to the papilloma virus during oral sex, there is no risk of developing throat cancer.

The link between HPV and oropharyngeal cancer was established in the late 1980s and early 90s. Researchers noticed an increase in this type of cancer among people who were not exposed to the disease before.

The onset of this type of cancer was among people who were around 40 years old and did not use alcohol or cigarettes. While in the previous decades, the prevalence of this cancer usually increased in elderly people who smoked or drank alcohol.

A 2007 study published in the New England Journal showed that the risk of developing oropharyngeal cancer is higher in people who have multiple sexual partners (at least 6 people) and with whom they engage in oral sex. In fact, HPV type 16 was observed in patients who had more than one oral sex partner. (type 16 of this virus is carcinogenic). It is not yet known how many people who have oral sex develop throat cancer. Both men and women can get HPV infection in the throat and there is no gender difference in this field.

According to doctors, it is easier to treat cases of throat cancer caused by the papilloma virus than those caused by smoking and alcohol.

The best way to prevent the transmission of this virus is not known, but the use of the HPV vaccine can be considered as one of the protective methods.

August 4, 2014 01:51

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