The frank remarks by actor Michael Douglas on the causes of throat cancer have helped to focus attention on a topic many are reluctant to discuss: the relationship between HPV and throat cancers. HPV can be spread from an infected partner to another person during oral sex. Some strains of HPV are known to cause cancer of the cervix in women and can also cause cancer of the mouth or throat. These strains are called high risk HPV.
mCancerPartner sat down with Thomas E. Carey, Ph.D., Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology and Continue reading