From the WTF files....

Posted by: Nana

From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 09:24 AM

Michael Douglas blames oral sex for throat cancer


Jun 3, 8:40 AM (ET)

LONDON (AP) - Actor Michael Douglas says that his throat cancer was caused by a virus he contracted by performing oral sex on women - a claim that a doctor called dubious.

The Guardian newspaper published an interview Monday in which Douglas blamed cunnilingus for the grave malady that was diagnosed in 2010.

The 68-year-old Douglas has been free of cancer for more than two years after receiving extensive chemotherapy and has returned to acting.

Douglas has starred in many movies, including "Basic Instinct" and "Fatal Attraction." He is currently appearing in an acclaimed biopic about Liberace.

He told the newspaper his cancer had been caused by having contracted the human papillomavirus (HPV), which he said led to cancer.

"It's a sexually transmitted disease," Douglas said of the virus.

Dr. Michael Brady, who specializes in sexual health as medical director of the Terrence Higgins Trust, told The Associated Press that oral sex could have contributed to Douglas's cancer but that it was difficult to pinpoint a single cause.

He pointed out that Douglas had been a smoker and a drinker, two factors that he said are the most common causes of oral cancer.

"There are often a number of factors, genetic, environmental, viral, that could be playing a role," he said.

Brady said there are hundreds of different types of HPV virus and that in most cases it is not harmful. The risk is so low, he said, that he does not believe people should worry or change their sexual practices.

Doctors estimate up to about one third of mouth and throat cancers are HPV-related and that the types of HPV found in the mouth are likely to have been caused by oral sex. Still, most high-risk HPV types are linked to genital cancers. For some oral cancers, certain sexual behaviors, like having oral sex with four or more people in your lifetime, can raise the risk, according to Britain's Department of Health. Oral cancers caused by HPV are most common in straight men in their 40s and 50s.

Douglas is married to the actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20130603/DA6M8T882.html


Posted by: Celandine

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 10:22 AM

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HPV and Cancer

This information is about the human papilloma virus (HPV) and how it may increase the risk of cancer. HPV is known to increase the risk of cancer of the cervix. It may also increase the risk of cancers affecting other parts of the body, including the vulva, vagina, anus, mouth and penis.
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Posted by: DLC

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 10:27 AM

Maybe it would help if he didn't inhale !! whistle
Posted by: Celandine

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 12:19 PM


...or swallow? sick
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 01:24 PM

Or gum? eek
Posted by: MrB

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 02:54 PM

What a titilating thread!

Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: MrB
What a titilating thread!

Dave

No Dave- you're too High on the torso, buddy !! laugh
Posted by: Nana

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 05:08 PM

The story made the national news. Now the whole world knows that Catherine Zeta-Jones has that cancer giving coochie!
This whole story reminds me of the movie Teeth. It's on tonite at 10:00 on the IFC channel by the way.
whistle
Posted by: garyW

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 05:15 PM

It's so odd that Douglas made this statement the same week his Liberace film came out showed. The whole virus by oral sex topic needed to be explained because ? I want to think Catherine Zeta-Jones but the image of Matt Damon will not go away. Damn you HBO. Bleh!

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 05:33 PM

Yes.. Matt with lipstick on and glittery attire and high heeled mens shoes with long furs... It kinda burned itself into my retinas.
Some things are meant to be seen...lol.
Posted by: MrB

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/03/13 08:24 PM

There was a young man McDoul
Found red blotches on his tool
Said the doctor, the cynic
Get out of my clinic
And wipe off that lipstick, you fool


Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 05:05 AM

Never heard that one Dave. Good one ! laugh
I was expecting syphilis not Maybeline ! blush

Liberace was something to see and man could he play. I remember him on TV many times in the 50s. I think he had his own TV show for awhile.

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 05:27 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Yes.. Matt with lipstick on and glittery attire and high heeled mens shoes with long furs... It kinda burned itself into my retinas.
Some things are meant to be seen...lol.


I meant NOT to be seen....
Posted by: Pirate

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 08:01 AM

I look good in high heel pirate boots
Posted by: DLC

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
I look good in high heel pirate boots

Makes you feel like you're in tha' crows nest, heh !? laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 03:35 PM

Better in the crow's nest than with crow's feet?
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 04:25 PM

I always heard spelling out the alphabet was a sure fire way to to be a hit down there. Maybe if you did the alphabet backwards from Z you reduce the risk? blush
Posted by: Celandine

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 04:32 PM


WoW!
You said a Mouthful! crazy
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 06:27 PM

A headline I just read:

"Michael Douglas' throat cancer comments THRUST HPV discussion to FORE."

(Caps are mine).

I still think the alphabet works better.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 06:27 PM

Forgive me if I make too light of a serious subject.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 07:15 PM


t'sok

I'm still chuckling over the
'Cancer-Causing-Coochie' retort. wink


but you're right about it being a serious problem.
btw, I was also wondering that since it's actually
caused by a Virus, might Michael Douglas have
passed it onto his famously gorgeous wife? smirk

STDs are "funny" that way...
(if there's indeed anything funny about this)
((..and wot about KISSING, fer cry sake! cry ))

So thanx, Nana, for opening it up for discussion.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/04/13 09:46 PM

David, it is never too late to hit the comedic circuit.
Posted by: Nana

Re: From the WTF files.... - 06/05/13 05:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine

I was also wondering that since it's actually
caused by a Virus, might Michael Douglas have
passed it onto his famously gorgeous wife?
smirk


So thanx, Nana, for opening it up for discussion.

MD & Cat have been married for 13 years come this November. Either Cat had the virus...
Virus laid dormant for over 13 years?
MD is an adulterer and/or a sex addict? Didn't he confess some years back that he is the latter?

Either way, it has been reported recently, that Cat has been in & out of the hospital or some sort of institution for bipolar. At least that is what has been publicly reported the reason was. But the real reason was..... whistle
Haven't heard a peep from her since MD TMI comments. laugh


You're welcome!!!! laugh