Throat cancer and hpv

Common Questions and Answers about Throat cancer and hpv


Avatar f tn I having been reading that hpv also causes throat cancer. Is there anyone who was diagnosed with hpv cervical dyplasia and later had a problem with others cancers?
Avatar n tn The only important health consequence of oral HPV is cancer of the throat, which is caused by only one HPV type (HPV-16). Even in those with HPV-16, probably under 1 in 1,000 develop cancer." In the first one, by my understanding, he says that most of people with oral HPV-16 WILL develop throat cancer.
Avatar m tn Also if it is the high risk HPV then it would not lead to oral warts. High risk HPV is assosiated with cervical cancer and some penile and throat cancers. However it is rare to lead to cancer unless left untreated for many years, and it usually takes around 10 years to develop. As you have been together for a while my guess is you have both been exposed to the virus, I would carry on as normal.
Avatar n tn The risk is pretty low, with the vast amount of the sexually active population having hpv at some point (80%) and the low numbers of oral and throat cancers- it can be concluded that your chances are low, but no impossible another factor they are connecting with hpv and throat cancer is marijuana use-whether or not this is just a correlatio is still up for further research.
Avatar m tn Despite all the publicity in recent years about one HPV type (HPV 16) causing throat cancer, that remains a rare problem and even in people with oral HPV 16 infection, the large majority don't get cancer. Based on this question and the one you asked last month on the herpes expert forum, you seem somewhat overly concerned about STD transmission by mouth or through other non-sexual routes. Such infections are extremely rare if they occur at all. Don't worry about it.
Avatar f tn I have been reading that HPV is linked to throat cancer, so i am EXTREMELY worried and anxious!! I am going to the doctor next week. My questions are.... 1. My GYN told me I was now immune to the strain of HPV i have, even though I may be immune could i still get warts? 2. I thought low risk strains caused warts and high risk strains caused cancer. I had both warts and dysplasia....Is there a strain that can cause both? or do i have 2 strains? 3.
Avatar n tn I came across in a magizine at work about this also being linked to throat cancer and have been pretty worried ever since. I would think if I had HPV 16 my husband would have too, and I have been performing oral sex on him for years 7/8 years hundrends of times. I feel like my case is a little different than others about this topic bc I had abnormal cells "down there" so wouldnt there be a good chance i have them in my throat as well being exposed to it many times?
Avatar m tn However, she informed me that she has high-risk HPV (both HPV 16 and 18), recently had laser surgery, and in fact, has had that procedure about every two years for the last 15 years. She has serious concerns about our becoming intimate, for fear of giving me these strains of HPV, particularly with my compromised immune system.
Avatar f tn Hi, I've read some articles regarding HPV and throat cancer. Last week, I developed some symptoms that scare me. I've been coughing, I had a sore throat that looked like Tonsilitis and also uncomfortable feeling in throat. Sore throat was relieved after taking antibiotics but on the right side of my throat. There's still sharp stabbing pain when I drink or swallow my saliva. It seems to radiate to my right ear as well.
Avatar n tn org/posts/STDs/HPV-Oral-Cancer/show/1624567 Perhaps most important, your immunization against HPV protects you from the single HPV type associated with throat cancer (HPV-16) -- so even if your partner has HPV-16, you are not at risk of catching it from her, either orally or genitally. Her HPV/CIN should have absolutely no bearing on your sexual activities together -- no need to avoid any contact of any kind, no need for condoms.
Avatar m tn No, that's listed under the symptoms of "Early symptoms of oropharyngeal cancer include", not oral HPV. It also says, "This type of HPV can turn into oropharyngeal cancer, which is rare." Again, all we can say is to see your doctor. And stop reading.
Avatar m tn //www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn -And oral HPV rarely progresses to cancer; throat cancer due to HPV remains a rare problem, despite lots of media attention to it in recent years. -First, oral warts are rare, even in people who regularly perform oral sex on partners with genital warts. It is very unlikely you will ever have a serious complication of oral HPV or that you will be a risk to future sex partners.
Avatar n tn // I hope you find this information reassuring.
Avatar n tn There have been some studies linking an oral HPV infection to oral cancer, but tobacco and alcohol use are still that major causes. So Oral sex isn't totally "safe" but in my opinion, it isn't much of a risk either. If my partner had HPV, and was wart free (i would want those treated before hand) I would have no problem performing oral sex. The way I see it, 95% of sexually active people contract HPV, and about half of college age people have an active infection.
Avatar m tn Your fears of oral HPV and oral cancer have no basis. Although certain throat cancers are caused by one HPV type (HPV-16), such cancers still are rare. Apparently you have not read the thread linked above, and the other threads linked there. At least two of those discussions go into detail about oral HPV and cancer. You should find the information reassuring. Read them.
Avatar n tn Hi, First of all, I've read all of your previous postings on the subject of HPV and they have been very helprul...thank you. I am a 40-year old single male, and last spring I was diagnosed and treated (Chemo & radiation) for HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. Thankfully, my recent PET scan showed a complete response to treatment & no evidence of disease. Since my diagnosis would mean I've had a persistent infection, what do you recommend in terms of safety for future partners?
Avatar n tn However, young people can be immunized with Gardasil, the vaccine that protects against the 2 HPV types that cause most genital cancers as well as throat cancer (HPV-16 and 18) and genital warts (HPV-6 and 11). To your specific questions: HPV probably can be transmitted by performing oral sex on infected women, but probably with low efficiency -- i.e. even if the woman has genital HPV, it probably is not transmitted during most exposures.
Avatar n tn I would say not to worry about oral hpv, the main reason being the high-risk strains those live on genital areas do not like the oral enviornment and they do not survive well in there... Further, the throat cancer due to hpv is extremely low to rare and hpv is not the major cause of throat cancer but it can be a causitive factor... the tobacco use is the major cause of throat cancer...
Avatar m tn m a little worried, because I want to be opera singer, I have the voice, I have everything to be, however, I worry a little that in the future I throat cancer develops implementing caused by HPV, and that makes me lose my voice. Currently I have a steady partner, but I want to have it, so I have raised the following questions: 1.debo oral sex leave to care for my voice? throat cancer HPV as common as it does the press think?. 3. is opornuto to continue with my studies as a singer?
Avatar f tn Anyway times have changed and now weve learnt that Michael Douglas had throat cancer from hpv and are a bit worried for ourselves. Can you explain his chances of developing this cancer and what we can do to be proactive about it, such as oral screenings. Thanks.
Avatar n tn Smoking is the main cause of oral cancer, while there is a link between HPV and oral cancer the occurence is very rare. You are far more likely to develop it from smoking. Also - a dentist would be looking for lesions whenever you are for a cleaning. Yes, there is a link but the likelihood is very small and it is important to remember that. You would be more likely to win the lottery.
Avatar m tn It is found in the mouth/throat of about 7-14% of sexually active adults and causes mouth/throat cancer. The vaccine does not prevent transmission of the virus and it does not treat the virus that is already acquired. It greatly reduces the chance of catching the strains of the virus most likely to cause cancer if given before exposure. HPV is spread through oral sex. It is found in the mouth/throat of about 7-14% of sexually active adults and causes mouth/throat cancer.