Michael Douglas discussed his battle with throat cancer in an interview with The Guardian newspaper, in which doctors raised the point that some throat cancers can be caused by a sexually transmitted virus, HPV, related to cervical cancer.
But Douglas' spokesperson has rebutted the newspaper's headline saying that oral sex caused his cancer. The spokesperson said that the article simply included discussion of oral sex as a suspected cause of certain oral cancers.
USA TODAY asked cancer experts to explain HPV's role in oral cancer and other diseases.
Yes, HPV causes lot's of different cancer's. People have to be honest about their HPV, unlike my ex husband. I should have questioned that "mole" he said he had since he was a child.