Oral Sex & Smoking. A Bad Mix, Especially For Men
Condensed from an article by Andrew Griffin in The Independent
Head and neck cancer is predicted to overtake cervical cancer in the USA by 2020.
Men who have oral sex with multiple partners are at a much higher risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to a new study. Those who smoke and have oral sex with five or more partners are the most likely to develop the cancer triggered by exposure to the human papilloma virus, known as HPV, according to new research published in the journal Annals of Oncology.
Doctors hope that proof of the increased risk caused by the two behaviours (smoking and oral sex) will help identify the people who are more at risk of developing head and neck cancer. READ MORE