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-- Hollywood actors shocking claim about the origin of his throat cancer is sparking a growing debate over cancer prevention.
In a new interview Michael Douglas reveals that his cancer was apparently caused by a sexually transmitted disease stroke cancer.
Back to -- Allman is a board certified guy and ecologists and she's with me now -- -- so.
I apologize to the viewers for being so squeamish on this but you know -- -- 45 in the afternoon people -- for their children.
So he claims that certain sexual activity down south in Rio as we say.
That south of the border on what a woman's body.
Led to him contracting throat cancer.
And as it turns out.
This is fairly com.
Well you know it's not fairly common but let's redirect the conversation to the human -- -- virus so I don't know his HIV.
PV right and that -- that's -- he blamed on right so his particular throat cancer has been -- the -- associated with BH PV virus and an infection.
And his exposure to it was likely many many years before.
The presentation of -- cancer so they say between ten and fifteen years you -- Earlier you contract HPV.
Through this activity this certain sex activity.
And you contracted from a partner who has it and then ten or fifteen years later you wind up with potential throat cancer.
This according to the stats I read a cancer that.
Accounts for more than half of the cancers diagnosed in the -- -- -- that that that they are linked to this -- -- so now this HPV.
We -- -- -- could cause cervical cancer all sorts of cancers unit below the waist.
And now it's causing throat cancers as well.
But let's not -- your viewers so HPV is ubiquitous we all will need it if we are sexually active people.
Most of us we'll clear that infection most of us will have no serious consequences.
Most of us do not need to be frightened.
And most of us to continue to do what everyone has told us to do which is to practice.
Safe sex -- -- people are really practice safe sex when -- -- performing this particular sex activity.
A man with a woman.
-- -- -- it's not really something that is you know let's let's leave it that it so now the question is whether men out there need to be worried and women with their partners.
Throat cancer I I think it's going to be a boon for the dentistry industry I think they're gonna look more closely.
Now inside the throats of their patients just to see if there any early signs.
Any issues in the back of the throat that's where this virus will in fact the consoles in the back of the tongue.
And I think.
The human -- alone -- virus.
For our young people is probably the way to go to reduce this concern overall for all right you get it up I think 21 is a man 26 is a woman.
Can get that vaccination but he -- there are all these different strains of HPV.
And only a couple.
Cause cancer correct so that's exactly some people out there can have HBB and they don't need to worry about cancer that's exactly right so they're more than forty strains but the two.
Terrible ones -- number sixteen -- number eighteen and that's how the vaccination works to prevent those particular strains from infecting you okay.
And you're telling me that once you get this HPV.
You can cleanse your own body haven't added I thought HPV was more like.
Some of the other best easy to get better with you for the rest of your life and now like the kind that you take them penicillin for it goes away -- virus by your own.
Immune systems -- it cleared or use you're not have serious consequences from -- a really again.
I think the focus for your view is this to not get too freaked out by this news get some good information.
And go about their day as safely as possible is there is there.
It is this type of cancer throat cancer more treatable than others because he was suggesting.
Has -- 95% chance of not re occurring.
And some of the articles I read and has suggested that it's very easy to treat it's very rare -- pop up -- a stage four cancer which in this case it did by the way out.
Yeah I think it.
A stage four throat cancer.
Caused by the HPV virus is indeed a rare event.
So again for most of us we're never gonna see this and for most of -- is not going to be in case of an online as it pay attention if you have a sore throat for a month and you ignore it.
-- -- stand top of that because it could be something far worse than you know the console latest doc thank you and I think we get him that.
Arafat for while 45 and thank you for bearing with us because it's an important subject.
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