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HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale Signs
webmd.com ^ | Amy Norton

Posted on 03/20/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The first symptoms of throat and mouth cancer -- also known as oropharyngeal cancer -- may differ depending on whether the condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a small study suggests.

Oropharyngeal cancer arises in the throat, soft palate, tonsils or base of the tongue. Smoking is a major risk factor, as is chronic infection with certain strains of HPV -- which causes warts in the genitals, mouth and anus, and is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.

Although oropharyngeal cancer is relatively uncommon, the rate of HPV-linked cases has been rising -- particularly among white adults younger than 55. The reasons aren't clear, but experts suspect that changes in oral sex practices have a lot to do with it.

(Excerpt) Read more at webmd.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cancer; lewinsky

1 posted on 03/20/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Notice how any discussion of VD is linked with Billy Jeff...


2 posted on 03/20/2014 8:58:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

Quite a legacy he has.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 8:59:22 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

“HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale Signs”

1) You’ve been intimate with CZJ ?


4 posted on 03/20/2014 9:03:05 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: BenLurkin

Herpes in the throat? Now how did that happen?


5 posted on 03/20/2014 9:04:55 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: BenLurkin
Not getting annual PAPs has EVERYTHING to do with this becoming a serious medical issue. HPV is an extremely common and almost always benign virus that will be picked up by a PAP smear. It usually clears up on its own but if it doesn't there are steps to take.

HPV related throat/mouth cancers is very rare and it happens mostly in immuno compromised people and smokers who blow off annual testing.

Women need to get their annuals done, period.

6 posted on 03/20/2014 9:05:31 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: BenLurkin
The reasons aren't clear, but experts suspect that changes in oral sex practices have a lot to do with it.

I am not trying to be a smart a$$, but hasn't this particular activity been going on for several thousand years? Why would it just now start to increase?

7 posted on 03/20/2014 9:12:06 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You can be snarky all you want but herpes doesn’t really care where it shows up. Yeah it could be from oral sex but it can also be because you have common herpes (herpes 1) and one can end up with them showing in the mouth and on the tonsils and other mucous membranes.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 9:15:50 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin

There are very few dental insurance plans that cover oral cancer screenings using special products/lighting that make oral cancer easier to detect. And most people refuse to pay for this procedure out of pocket, even though the fee is less than $70, in most cases. If you have ever tested positive for HPV infection or cervical dysplasia or cervical or anal cancer, I would strongly suggest requesting a thorough oral cancer exam at your dental office.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 9:20:11 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: Mark17

Regular bathing?


10 posted on 03/20/2014 9:29:03 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: BenLurkin

Remind anyone else of Micheal Douglas’s throat problems which he blamed on oral sex? Should be a consolation to him that he is married to Zeta-Jones. Yes, I do keep up with a small amount of this stuff.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 9:44:38 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Psalm 144

HPV is NOT Herpes. HPV is human pappiloma virus. It’s warts.

Some strains of HPV cause cancer.

As a female, even though I went for all of my yearly checkups, never once did they ever offer a throat pap! Seems like they should though.

I know people personally who got throat cancer as a result of HPV so I’m pretty surprised that it’s not considered a common thing these days.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 9:49:20 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Psalm 144

I am sure you are right. I just assumed that these people were smart enough to clean up consistently. Maybe I assumed too much.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 9:50:55 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Army Air Corps

why hasn’t that EX come down with some terrible diseases?.....maybe he started with terrible diseases before his tenure soiling our national oval office...


14 posted on 03/20/2014 9:58:45 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

For all we know, he is riddled with microbes that science has yet to identify.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Lizavetta
insurance companies no longer pay for yearly paps in most patients without a hx of disease.....

I've noticed that a lot of diagnostics are being spaced further apart after the elites decide its not necessary anymore and coincidentally, most of these recommendations affect women only....fewer pap smears, fewer mamograms.

we do get all those abortions though....:(

16 posted on 03/20/2014 10:07:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

Interesting side note: live births can many times slough (for lack of a better term) away infected cells.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 10:23:00 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: cherry
You're probably right that insurance companies won't pay.

Pay for it yourself. Forgo a couple dinners out or whatever it is. It's worth it to know things are right.

18 posted on 03/20/2014 10:47:33 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Considering that he horndogged around with a bazillion women before he met his wife and that he now blames his disease on his wife is amazing.

And not in a good way. What a weak excuse for a man he is.

19 posted on 03/20/2014 10:51:18 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Well, I guess she’s also bi-polar, so it hasn’t all been a bed of roses.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 11:57:18 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: crazycatlady

I am sure there must be much worse things then being bi-polar, at times it is a bear, though.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 12:42:42 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Lizavetta

Didn’t know Douglas blamed his wife, if true he is a total a$$hole.


22 posted on 03/21/2014 12:44:12 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Mark17

I wonder if the proliferation of modern baths and showers has anything to do with it...?


23 posted on 03/21/2014 12:46:07 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: BenLurkin

which causes warts in the ......... and anus,......Damn! I thought I sat on a toad.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 12:49:27 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Jack Hammer
I wonder if the proliferation of modern baths and showers has anything to do with it...?

You know, I just do not know enough about it to make an intelligent judgement. What I thought was, and I may be wrong, but I thought that HPV was an acquired thingie, and that one could not pass it on, unless one had it first. I just don't know.

25 posted on 03/21/2014 12:56:01 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I’m no expert, either, but from what little I know, I have the feeling this is being passed on by oral sex.

I’m not sure that oral sex was such a big deal in the old days, when people went weeks or months without bathing....


26 posted on 03/21/2014 1:08:05 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
Ok thanks.

Regards.

27 posted on 03/21/2014 1:30:20 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Army Air Corps

I pray that some disease takes him down, if he already isn’t infected with something. This man is so skinny, and warty on his face, and who knows how many more warts he owns. He’s evil, and one day he will get his...


28 posted on 03/21/2014 1:35:00 AM PDT by itssme
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To: BenLurkin

Great illustration, BenL. The guy came to mind instantly as I read the article. He’s like the poster boy, isn’t he? And unashamed.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 3:30:17 AM PDT by Toucan Dance
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Didn’t know Douglas blamed his wife, if true he is a total a$$hole.

Apparently he did. Of course, his excessive whoring before his wives has nothing to do with his disease now. /s

30 posted on 03/21/2014 6:29:26 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

I meant living with one.


31 posted on 03/21/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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