Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

Tags: Cancer | oral sex | HPV | throat cancer | Michael Douglas | Oz | Roizen

Connected: Oral Sex, HPV, and Throat Cancer

Tuesday, 09 Jul 2013 08:44 AM

As Sigmund Freud once said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." So what are the chances that Michael Douglas contracted throat cancer from the HPV virus transmitted via oral sex, as he announced recently, instead of from tobacco or decades of partying? He did appear on the cover of Cigar Aficionado (May/June 1998) when he was 53, puffing on his El Rey del Mundo, didn't he?
 
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, oral and pharyngeal cancers can develop from accumulative damage from tobacco use, alcohol consumption and persistent viral infections such as HPV. So it really is possible that a cigar-smoking, good-time Hollywood star did get cancer from the HPV virus. It can take years to incubate, and there are no FDA-approved tests to detect HPV infections in men.
 
The stats we do know: 42.5 percent of women have genital HPV infections, but less than 7 percent of adults have oral HPV infections. Also, nearly half of all throat cancers are associated with an HPV infection, as is virtually all cervical cancer. And tobacco use accelerates the development of this virus into a cancer.
 
We (and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have been advocating that every child 11-12 years old get vaccinated against HPV. Parents, we have a vaccination that prevents cancer! Get on it! And by the way, folks, on the way over to get the vaccination, tell your kids not to smoke cigars or cigarettes or fill their cheek with any of that thar chewin' tobacco.

© King Features Syndicate

 
1Like our page
2Share
Dr-Oz
As Sigmund Freud once said, Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. So what are the chances that Michael Douglas contracted throat cancer from the HPV virus transmitted via oral sex, as he announced recently, instead of from tobacco or decades of partying? He did appear on the...
oral sex,HPV,throat cancer,Michael Douglas,Oz,Roizen
251
2013-44-09
Tuesday, 09 Jul 2013 08:44 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved