Tag Archive | "oral sex"

A cancer on the rise, and the vaccine too late for Gen X

Thursday, November 5, 2015

0 Comments

Source: www.cnn.com Author: Martha Shade   (CNN)The vaccine given to prevent cervical cancer in women could end up saving men’s lives, too. Evidence is mounting that the HPV vaccine is also effective in preventing other HPV-related cancers, including those of the head and neck. Although most people who get HPV do not develop cancer, rates […]

Continue reading...

Professor Harald zur Hausen: Nobel scientist calls for HPV vaccination for boys

Monday, July 13, 2015

0 Comments

Source: www.independent.co.uk Author: Charlie Cooper & Gloria Nakajubi   The UK should vaccinate all boys against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered the link between HPV and cancer has said. Professor Harald zur Hausen, the German virologist whose theory that HPV could be a cause of cervical cancers led […]

Continue reading...

Head and neck cancer on rise in young men

Monday, March 23, 2015

0 Comments

Source: www.healthcanal.com Author: staff “The head and neck cancers we have found in younger men with no known risk factors such as smoking are very frequently associated with the same HPV virus that causes cervical cancer in women.” said Kerstin Stenson, MD, a head and neck cancer surgeon at Rush and a professor of otolaryngology […]

Continue reading...

Cannabinoids may offer hope for patients with oral cancer pain

Thursday, May 15, 2014

0 Comments

Source: www.elements4health.com Even the strongest available pain medications are largely ineffective for many cancer patients, particularly those with oral cancers. One of the nation’s leading oral cancer treating clinicians, speaking at the American Pain Society’s annual meeting, said he believes that while prospects for major treatment advances remain bleak, a new cannabinoid-based medication may have […]

Continue reading...

Katie Couric show on HPV vaccine sparks backlash

Friday, December 6, 2013

0 Comments

Source: CBS News Published: Thursday, January 5, 2013 By: Ryan Jaslow   Katie Couric’s talk show “Katie” has drawn ire from doctors and journalists for a recent segment on the HPV vaccine that presented what it called “both sides” of the “HPV controversy.” The segment included personal stories from two moms who claim their daughters […]

Continue reading...

Michael Douglas: ‘Throat cancer’ was really tongue cancer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

0 Comments

Source: cnn.com Author: Jen Christensen, CNN Michael Douglas never had throat cancer, as he told the press in 2010. The actor now says he had tongue cancer. Douglas said he hid the diagnosis at the urging of his doctor to protect his career. “The surgeon said, ‘Let’s just say it’s throat cancer,’ ” Douglas told […]

Continue reading...

Celebrity confession linking sex to oral cancer raises local awareness

Saturday, July 13, 2013

0 Comments

Source: www.vancouversun.com Author: Pamela Fayerman Michael Douglas is credited for raising awareness about the links between oral sex and oral cancer, but experts worry his disclosure could cause public panic and stigmatize the disease to the point of bringing shame to those afflicted. Or worse, prevent patients with symptoms from getting examined promptly. Miriam Rosin, […]

Continue reading...

HPV vaccine still fights for acceptance, despite benefits

Thursday, July 4, 2013

0 Comments

Source: www.floydcountytimes.com Author: Tom Collins Last month, actor Michael Douglas caused a stir in the media when he suggested his throat cancer might have been caused by oral sex. He could be right. Although smoking and alcohol use have long been regarded as the key risk factors, new research indicates that HPV, a sexually transmitted […]

Continue reading...

Oral cancer sneaks up

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

0 Comments

Source: well.blogs.nytimes.com Author: Donald G. McNeail Jr. and Anahad O’Connor The actor Michael Douglas has done for throat cancer what Rock Hudson did for AIDS and Angelina Jolie did for prophylactic mastectomy. By asserting last week that his cancer was caused by a virus transmitted during oral sex, Mr. Douglas pushed the disease onto the […]

Continue reading...

Health Experts Praise Michael Douglas For His Oral Cancer Revelation

Monday, June 10, 2013

0 Comments

June 3rd, 2013 7:20pm EDT Source: starpulse.com     Health experts have commended Michael Douglas for speaking out about link between throat cancer and oral sex. The 68 year-old actor, who endured a six-month battle with the illness, hit headlines over the weekend when he voiced his belief that his cancer was caused by HPV, […]

Continue reading...