Oral Sex Fueling Epidemic Of Throat Cancers

Posted April 27, 2023 by with 26 comments

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Via DailyMail:

The US and UK are suffering a throat cancer ‘epidemic’ — and experts point to oral sex as the culprit.

Dr. Hisham Mehanna, from the UK’s University of Birmingham, said 70 percent of cases of throat cancer are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a normally harmless virus that is spread sexually and has been linked to multiple forms of cancers.

Dr. Mehanna said people with multiple oral sex partners have an up to nine-fold increased risk of throat cancer.

Dr. Mehanna wrote in The Conversation: “Over the past two decades, there has been a rapid increase in throat cancer in the west, to the extent that some have called it an epidemic. This has been due to a large rise in a specific type of throat cancer called oropharyngeal cancer.”

Dr. Mehanna continued: “HPV is sexually transmitted. For oropharyngeal cancer, the main risk factor is the number of lifetime sexual partners, especially oral sex. Those with six or more lifetime oral-sex partners are 8.5 times more likely to develop oropharyngeal cancer than those who do not practice oral sex.”


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