Can oral sex really cause throat cancer? What is throat cancerâ€¦and how is it related to HPV?
Cancer death rates continue to decline, according to the American Cancer Society. But cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection most well known for causing genital warts and cervical cancer, is still largely a cause for concern. Recent reports have shown a rise in both oral and anal cancer caused by HPV in both women and men.
Oral infections of human papillomavirus, or HPV, affect nearly 7 percent of Americans, affecting three times as many men (10 percent) as women (3.6 percent).
In fact, HPV is now a more common cause of throat and other oral cancers than tobacco.