ORAL SEX: Are Texas Teens RISKING Throat Cancer?
HPV is 'now popping' up where you'd LEAST expect it.
HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Growing Concern
And guess what?
The Connection Between Oral Sex and HPV-Related Throat Cancer
Over the past couple of decades throat cancer cases have SKYROCKETED, but it turns out we can't blame cigarettes for this one.
HPV has taken the crown as the TOP cause of oropharyngeal cancer.
HPV: Not Just a Cervical Cancer Threat Anymore
Also, it turns out, that the number of HPV-induced throat cancers is even GREATER than the number of cervical cancers it's responsible for.
Talk about an overachiever.
NOW, HPV isn't just interested in your private bits; it's also eager to invade your face-hole.
The Magic Number: Understanding Oral Sex Partner Risks
Researchers have even calculated the magic number of oral sex partners that could increase your cancer risk.
And that number is...—drumroll, please—...SIX!
That's right, oral sex with MORE than six partners can boost your chances of getting cancer by a whopping 10 times.
So, what's the plan of action?
Protecting Our Youth: The Importance of HPV Vaccination
Parents, it's time to rally and get your young'uns vaccinated against HPV, whether they're boys or girls.
With oral sex becoming as common as a high-five, or a peck on the cheek, vaccinations are more ESSENTIAL than ever in keeping those cancer risks at bay.
Chat with your pediatrician about the HPV vaccine and ensure your kids are guarded against this ever-persistent health nuisance.
The surge in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer among our teens is no laughing matter.
The best way to tackle this issue is through awareness, education, and vaccination.
Keep those kids safe, and let's show HPV who's boss, folks.
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