The human papillomavirus virus (HPV) has long been linked to oral cancers in men through oral sex. But according to CBS and ABC, a new report shows that the rate of HPV linked oral cancers in men is rapidly increasing.
Though the report mainly focuses on an increase in the rates of upper throat cancers in men, the same is true for cancers of the tongue, neck and the mucus membranes lining the inner cheeks.
The report -- published in the Oct. 3 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology -- showed that cases of HPV-positive tumors in men rose from 16 percent in the late 1980s to nearly 73 percent by the early 2000s.
The HPV virus is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection. But the majority of HPV infections in young women usually disappear before 1 year, causing no symptoms.
The 5-10% of infections in women that persist for years will usually develop into cervical cancer.
While women can also get oral cancer, the risk to men is far greater. The majority of infected women show no symptoms, but the HPV virus is still floating in their vaginal fluid, and is easily transmitted to men, just like the HIV virus.
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One of celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie's BFF's was busted this morning for grand theft. Now Necole is going into damage control mode to distance herself from her friend.
Apparently, Juanita Crimiel, 26, who passed herself off as a successful celebrity cook named Chef Juanita, befriended Necole who then introduced her to all of her industry friends.
Crimiel, as Chef Juanita, wove an intricate web of lies and deceit in order to scam Necole's industry contacts out of $20,095.21!
One of the celebrity victims who fell for the so-called "Chef" Juanita's lies was BET 106 & Park's co-host Rocsi.
Crimiel's latest caper involved shaving her head bald and pretending to be a cancer patient. Two weeks ago, she used a bogus email account to email me claiming "Chef Juanita" was dying of cancer. Two days later, I received another email from Juanita informing me that "Chef Juanita" was dead.
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We interrupt our embargo on Ciara news to bring you this sad report straight from Ciara's Twitter page:
Today was a bit rough for me. But I know I have to stay positive. I lost one of my godmothers to cancer. We just discovered almost 2 months ago she had cancer in the 4th stage. Unfortunately it moved so fast and today was her last day. I say this to say make the best of everyday, because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Try to end off everyday on a positive note no matter what.
Ms Linda was a sweet, strong and smart woman and she could cook!:) she would come to you with open arms and love you like you were one of hers. She has definitely left a lot of sweet memories in peoples hearts and now she can rest in peace. No more pain.