Archive for August 30th, 2007

Oral Sex Suspected as Cause of Rising Cases of Throat Cancer

Recent statistics from the Houston M. D. Anderson Cancer Center show that although the rates of head and neck cancer have dropped in recent years, throat cancer rates in the United States have not dropped. In fact, cases of throat cancer could be on the rise.They suggest that the rise in oropharyngeal cancers, or cancer of the tonsil and base of tongue, could be linked to oral sex and the sexually transmitted infection human papilloma virus (HPV).HPV is a virus that causes genital warts and most…