Throat cancer related to hpv

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Avatar n tn How long does HPV cancer generally take to progress/spread? Could it potentially spread from the throat area to the hard palate region? These will be my last questions and I am truly grateful for your time.
Avatar f tn In 2005, a research study at the College of Malmö in Sweden suggested that performing unprotected oral sex on a person infected with HPV might increase the risk of oral cancer. The study found that 36 percent of the cancer patients had HPV compared to only 1 percent of the healthy control group.Another recent study suggests a correlation between oral sex and head and neck cancer.
Avatar n tn Doc, I'm a 30 year old white male with no prior history of STD diagnosis. I've had six or so oral sex partners (where I've given oral sex to them). About one year ago, I started having two symptoms: a feeling like something was stuck in my throat and routinely coughing up mucous (seems thick, but it might just be regular; I never really coughed up much before). At the time, I was in graduate school and saw an ENT specialist at my school's clinic.
Avatar f tn I wanna do appointment to meet my doc but still waiting as my period not done yet.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the forum. I'll try to help. There has been substantial media attention in the past 5 years about oral HPV (HPV-16 in particular) and its relationship to some oral cancers, some of it quite alarming. Some of the attention has referred broadly to "head and neck" cancer, but that's a broad category and really only one type, cancer of the throat, actually is related to HPV-16 and on the rise. But the bottom line is that the risks of cancer are extremely small.
Avatar m tn First, the HPV types (primairly HPV -6 and -11) that cause warts are different from the one (HPV-16) associated with thoat cancer. Second, despite all the news reports about oral/throat cancer related to HPV, it amounts to only about 6,000 cases per year in the entire country -- a very rare cancer! In 30+ years in a busy STD clinic, I never once saw a patient with oral HPV the he or she caught from his or her own genital infection. It doesn't happen. Put HPV in perspective.
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 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 n tn This is not the usual posts we get around here so it's really difficult to say. If I had to wager, I'd say the door throat isn't related to hpv, but I really wouldn't know. Curiously, what were his tonsil cancer symptoms? That quite rare, I thought.
Avatar n tn Hi, A human papillomavirus (HPV) may progress to precancerous lesions and invasive cancer such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, vulvar cancer, and penile cancer. Several types of HPV is also associated with oropharyngeal squamous-cell carcinoma.(ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus). There are no other areas of the body identified that are associated with the HPV virus. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn But for the reasons already discussed, HPV related throat cancer is not something you should be worried about. Please re-read my responses above and concentrate on everything I said. That is all for this thread. I will have no further comments or advice.
Avatar m tn Doc - Just one brief follow up which I think is not much to ask for 20 bucks - If you are going to use all women who have ever had HPV-16 wouldnt you then have to calculate based on all the men that have ever had HPV related throat cancer - and not just the 6000 that get it a year? So wouldnt the numbers end up being the same?
Avatar m tn Hello You did well with your english. You can send me a message, if you need this translation. I speak spanish. (Hablo espanol). But we post publicly so people don't have to ask the same questions or for educational purposes. First I want to say, I feel you should talk to a therapist about all this as there is some underlying reason why you are thinking about throat cancer. I say this to help you. I hope you do. The answers to your questions are: 1.
Avatar m tn HPV can be related to cervical cancer but certainly not bone cancer.
Avatar f tn In addition, it is important to realize that both cervical and, to an even greater extent, oral and throat cancers, while related to HPV infection, are VERY, VERY rare. Furthermore, they are likely to have their risk amplified by co-factors such as smoking. Putting these two statements in context, what is done is done.
Avatar f tn It helped to calm my fears and he talks about the same article I read which states high strain hpv (not the kind causing warts but the kind causing cervical cancer) is now a big factor in the rise of throat cancer. According to him less than 5% of people with high strain develop throat cancer. I can rest a little better now. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn ) All people should have regular dental check-ups, and with the increasing knowledge about HPV and throat cancer, most dentists know what to look for to diagnose early cancer lesions -- and at early stages, most of these malignancies are easily treated. In fact, current research suggests that HPV-related throat cancer responds better to treatment than non-HPV-associated cancers.
Avatar f tn There are not good data about how common HPV is in the throat or its natural history. We do know that some throat cancers are related to HPV. In most such people they are not only related to HPV but also to tobacco use (smoking or in particular, chewing tobacco) or very heavy alcohol use as well. These two co-factors interact to greatly increase cancer risk.
Avatar f tn most doctors won't even consider hpv as a cause of a sore throat. so many more common causes of it. usually it's irritation from sinusitis, allergies or GERD. the rates of oral hpv infection are rather low thankfully. the rates of head and neck cancers due to hpv are also rather low thankfully. this is part of why we don't routinely test for hpv either orally or genitally to be honest.
Avatar n tn Welcome back to the forum. In asking the same question on the community forum, you say you previously asked a question in this forum about oral HPV and cancer, but I can't find anything under your current username. Can you provide a link to that previous thread? Just yesterday I answered a question on the same topic, in response to the Michael Douglas media stories, and it includes links to two other threads. Please take a look: http://www.medhelp.
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.