Michael Douglas — the star of Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction — has revealed that his throat cancer was apparently caused by performing oral sex.
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Page contents What is HPV? Dare you give your son the cancer sex talk? Right, I say. The throat cancer, I assume, was first seeded during those wild middle years, when he drank like a fish and smoked like the devil. It had been assumed by some that the cancer could have been related to his years of smoking, but the Basic Instinct star said it followed his contraction of HPV human papillomavirus , a sexually-transmitted virus that is best known as a common cause of cervical cancer, but which can also cause throat cancer.
There are about 15 different HPV types that are established causes of cancer. I love Catherine as much, more than I ever have. The most common of these, HPV, can also cause oral cancer, though it is not clear how often.