Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Swedish Study Shows Oral Sex Causes Cancer

Patients with HPV in mouth likely to get tonsil cancer - rates skyrocket since 1970s

UPDATE 1/22/16: Oral Sex Causes Head & Neck Cancer, HPV Study Shows

-- From "Researchers suspect oral sex to blame for rise in tonsil cancer" by Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 4/3/09

The incidence of tonsil cancer has tripled in the city of Stockholm since the 1970s and doctors at the world-famous Karolinska Institute there think they know why.

Oral sex. Or perhaps French kissing. And changes in sexual behavior that took place 20 or 30 years ago, says Tina Dalianis, a professor of tumor virology at Karolinska.

Her research has directly linked the increase in tonsil cancers to the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 different types of HPV, some of which cause cancer. One, for example, is responsible for 99.7% of all cervical cancers.

“It’s an epidemic,” she says.

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Given how the media harp on health concerns unceasingly, it's odd that these studies involving health effects of oral cancer are not widely reported.