Oral cancer is a growing concern in the medical world. Much like the Tasmanian devil, there are a bunch of things that human can do to increase their chances of getting mouth and throat cancer. Smoking, drinking, oral sex… all are potential risky activities that could easily lead to possible oral cancer. Just ask Michael Douglas. In an interview with The Guardian, Michael Douglas blames performing oral sex for his mouth cancer three years ago.
When asked if he regretted his years of smoking and partying when diagnosed with stage four cancer, the 68-year-old actor said: “No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus. I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.”
Of course, oral sex isn’t the best way to fight cancer caused by oral sex. That would be radiation and chemotherapy, which Douglas received for 8 weeks to cure his potentially fatal cancer. Fortunately for Douglas, the treatment was successful and with the type of cancer caused by HPV-16 has a 95 percent chance of staying in remission once discovered and treated aggressively. Douglas should consider himself very lucky; Roger Ebert’s throat and jaw cancer took a lot from him health-wise.
Douglas gave the interview at the Cannes Film Festival, where he is promoting his excellently weird Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.
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