Michael Douglas: HPV Gave Me Throat Cancer

Michael Douglas: HPV Gave Me Throat Cancer

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In a recent interview, Michael Douglas talked about his 2010 bout with stage-four throat cancer. Apparently, he did not get throat cancer as a result of many years of drinking and smoking. Actually, the reason behind his cancer was a little more personal than that.

He said, “Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, 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.”

He added, “With this kind of cancer, 95 percent of the time it doesn’t come back.”

His rep clarified his comments, saying, “He did not say this was the cause of his cancer. In a discussion of oral cancer, he said this is one of the suspected causes. He never made it personal.”

But he kind of did — didn’t he?

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