Re: hpv and throat cancer
The incidence of throat cancer is very, very, very low. While HPV is connected to throat cancer, that doesn't mean if you have HPV in your throat that you will get throat cancer. Since most people (85%) have HPV at some time and most people also have oral sex, it stands to reason that most people have HPV in their throat at some time. There is no need for you to have your throat check or get a "throat smear" or anything else. If you want to bring it up with your doctor so you can hear some reassurance from a medical professional, that's totally okay, but it's not something they will do anything about since the risk is so tiny. Again, while HPV in your throat does raise the risk of throat cancer, the risk of throat cancer is still so low that it's not something you should sit around and worry about.
Last edited by rhiannon777; 06-13-2008 at 08:41 PM.