HPV, Causing Throat Cancer in Men

Just when men thought they were exempt from HPV,  studies show it is emerging as the leading cause of throat cancer in men.

human papillomavirus (HPV) is a member of the papillomavirus family of viruses that is capable of infecting humans. Like all papillomaviruses, HPVs establish productive infections only in the stratified epithelium of the skin or mucous membranes. While the majority of the nearly 200 known types of HPV cause no symptoms in most people, some types can cause warts (verrucae), while others can – in a minority of cases – lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus in women or cancers of the anus and penis in men.

More than 30 to 40 types of HPV are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. Some sexually transmitted HPV types may cause genital warts. Persistent infection with “high-risk” HPV types—different from the ones that cause skin warts—may progress to precancerous lesions and invasive cancer. HPV infection is a cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer; however, most infections with these types do not cause disease.

Most HPV infections in young females are temporary and have little long-term significance. 70% of infections are gone in 1 year and 90% in 2 years. However, when infection persists—in 5% to 10% of infected women—there is high risk of developing cervical precancer (lesions on the cervix), which can progress to invasive cervical cancer. This process usually takes 15–20 years, providing many opportunities for detection and treatment of the pre-cancerous condition, often with high cure rates.

For quit some time Doctors reported that HPV could not be detected in men only female carriers; leaving women in the dark about who their affected carrier may be. New studies show that this is no longer true as we have seen with Martin Duffy, a Boston consultant and economist, thought he just had a sore throat. When it persisted for months he went to the doctor and learned there was a tumor on his tonsils. To read more about Martin Duffy’s story and to learn more about HPV click here.

Now that this matter is largely effecting males and not just women maybe this will motivate the sexual active population to thinking twice about putting objects in their mouth, celibacy, pre-marital sex, unprotected sex. If that does not phase you then maybe the future generation of HPV and Cancer effected children will. Wrapping it up wont exempt you from this demon.. there consequences for our actions and they do not just effect us. Celibacy, is it really that hard?! Celibacy, try it!

3 Responses to “HPV, Causing Throat Cancer in Men”
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  2. grant says:

    Ive been twice and all the doctor does is look in my mouth and tell me im fine7 I know something has been changing in me. My inside cheeks have been peeling for months. Not to mention otger things!!!

  3. Moles James says:

    Great and helpful information on this skin problem!

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