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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

i just say no (well not ALL of the time....)

now i have a REAL excuse

HOWEVER, this article pissed me off royally. are they saying WOMEN are getting throat and neck cancer or men AND women are getting it. they're talking about hpv and of course women get that. they have a cervix and of course most men don't. well ted nugent does

so if WOMEN are getting this and not men, why not SAY WOMEN? it's disturbing. even when we get sick we're non existant (or so it appears)

Oral Sex Implicated in Some Throat and Neck Cancers

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV), which is believed to be responsible for most cervical cancers, may also be at the root of many cancers of the mouth and throat, new research suggests.
Although the rate of most head and neck cancers has been declining over the past 30 years because more people have stopped smoking, the rate of certain cancers in the throat and mouth hasn't dropped, according to research published in the Aug. 27 online issue ofCancer.

"Smoking prevalence has dropped dramatically, and, likewise, most head and neck cancers have declined in incidence. Cancers at the base of the tongue and tonsil are increasing or have remained stagnant. We're not seeing the reduction in incidence that we would have expected," said study author Dr. Erich Sturgis, an associate professor of head and neck surgery and epidemiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston.
The study authors suspect the reason may be orally transmitted HPV infections.........

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