Really? Head and Neck Cancer from Oral Sex is On The Rise?

October 5, 2015

So much for the days of only being concerned about your bottom half when it comes to sex, we now have to be concerned about the head and the neck as well.

According to Reuters, the number of head and neck cancers linked to a virus spread by oral sex is rising rapidly and suggests boys as well as girls should be offered protection through vaccination, doctors said Friday.

The virus is called oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and the growth seems to be linked to cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), scientists said in a report in the British Medical Journal.