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Back to Sexual health. Some types of cancer are linked to human papillomavirus HPV infection in the mouth and throat.
It's likely that some types of HPV are spread by oral sex. Cancers in the mouth and throat are sometimes called head and neck cancers, and include cancers of the:. The main risk factors for mouth and throat cancer are drinking alcohol and smoking or chewing tobacco. But there's growing evidence that an increasing proportion of cancer is caused by HPV infection in the mouth.
Around 1 in 4 mouth cancers and 1 in 3 throat cancers are HPV-related, but in younger patients most throat cancers are now HPV-related. The types of HPV found in the mouth are almost entirely sexually transmitted, so it's likely that oral sex is the primary route of getting them. There are more than types of HPV and around 15 are associated with cancers. These 15 are known as high-risk HPV types. They're also passed on through vaginal and anal sex, and are linked to cancer of the cervix, anus and penis.
Some can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact and cause warts, including genital warts. The types of HPV that cause visible warts are low risk and are not the same types that cause cancer. We do not know for sure. A study carried out in concluded that 1 in 10 American men and less than 4 in American women had HPV infection in the mouth. Another study published in found that in America, 6 in men and 1 in women carried potentially cancer-causing types of HPV in their mouth.
The study did not link a specific of partners with the risk of carrying HPV in the mouth, or of cancer.
This study also looked at how common mouth and throat cancers were in people carrying these harmful types of HPV, and found it's still very rare: around 7 in 1, men and 2 in 1, women. There's very little research that's looked at the possible risks from giving oral sex to a man compared with giving oral sex to a woman.
But we do know that HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer the part of the throat directly behind the mouth is twice as common in men than women, and is most common in heterosexual men in their 40s and 50s. The concentration of HPV in the thinner, moist skin of a woman's genitals the vulva is much higher than the amounts in the thicker, dry skin of the penis. This could affect how easy it is to pass the virus on. But there are other differences in sexual behaviour between men and women that may also explain the differences in the rate of cancer, including the of sexual partners.
HPV does not directly give you cancer, but it causes changes in the cells it's infected for example, in the throat or cervix and these cells can then become cancerous. Very few people infected with HPV will develop cancer. In 9 out of 10 cases, the infection is cleared naturally by the body within 2 years. But people who smoke are much less likely to clear the virus from their body. This is because smoking damages special protective cells in the skin, allowing the virus to persist. When mouth cancer is established, it has fairly clear symptoms and your GP should be able to see them by looking in your mouth.
Cancer is easier to treat if it's diagnosed early, but about half of these cancers are diagnosed when the disease has already spread within the neck. The symptoms of mouth and throat cancer include:. You can make oral sex safer by using a condom on a man's penis.
It acts as a barrier between the mouth and the penis. A dam a square of very thin, soft plastic across a woman's genitals can protect against infection. last reviewed: 21 June Next review due: 21 June Can oral sex give you cancer? Contraception guide. Talking about sex Where can I get sexual health advice, now? Sex after hysterectomy Help after rape and sexual assault. Am I gay, lesbian or bisexual? Could I be pregnant? Sexual health for lesbian and bisexual women Sexual health for gay and bisexual men. Pregnancy and baby guide. Penis health 5 penis facts Penis size How to keep a penis clean Penis enlargement.
Is my vagina normal? Keeping your vagina clean and healthy Vagina changes after childbirth. Cancers in the mouth and throat are sometimes called head and neck cancers, and include cancers of the: mouth lip tongue voice box larynx area that connects the nose and throat nasopharynx What causes cancer in the mouth and throat?
How do you get HPV in the mouth? How common is HPV in the mouth? This was more common in smokers and in men with more oral sex partners. Is it more risky giving oral sex to a woman or a man? This may indicate that giving oral sex to a woman is more risky than giving oral sex to a man. Other research indicates that HPV can be present in semen and passed on at ejaculation. How does HPV cause cancer? If cell changes do happen, it can take a long time, even decades. If you're worried If you're worried about cancer of the mouth or throat, see your GP.
The symptoms of mouth and throat cancer include: red, or red and white, patches on your tongue or the lining of your mouth 1 or more mouth ulcers that do not heal after 3 weeks a swelling in your mouth that lasts for more than 3 weeks pain when swallowing a feeling as though something's stuck in your throat Safer oral sex You can make oral sex safer by using a condom on a man's penis.Looking for younger to throat fuck
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