Saturday, January 10, 2009

Throat Cancer Information

To those who already know throat cancer information and how to protect themselves good for them, but for those who doesn't this post is for you. Read this for more information regarding throat cancer. According to the article I read a typical throat cancer patients are not 70 year old guys who chew tobacco and drink whiskey. Rather, they are more likely 30-something young men and women who enjoy oral sex. The human papillomavirus (HPV), the number one cause of oral throat cancer, is usually transmitted sexually. The virus attaches to cells to which it comes in contact and is nearly impossible to destroy by mouthwashes or oral rinses. John Hopkins researchers reported that HPV-linked throat cancers increased by 100 percent in the last 30 years. They speculated that while sexual tranmission was the most common method of HPV transmission, it is also possible to get the virus from infected saliva transmitted through kissing or sharing drinks or eating utensils. Also, it only takes exposure to one infected person to get the virus. Fortunately, people can get an HPV vaccination, which might prevent oral cancers in both genders and cervical cancer in women. (ABC News October 15, 2008)

Source: Muscular Development


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