Following Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy news there has never been a more appropriate time for celebrities to come out and talk seriously about cancer. But Hollywood actor and Behind the Candelabra star Michael Douglas might be accused of 'over sharing' after claiming in a recent interview that the cause of his throat cancer was oral sex - and that the cure for the disease was more of same. The actor, 68, who is married to Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, said his stage-four cancer was contracted through the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus HPV.
The best way to reduce your risk for oral cancer is to avoid all forms of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff and second-hand smoke. If you smoke, get help to quit. Quitting reduces your risk for oral cancer.
Nicotine patches, lozenges, inhalers and gum have long been marketed as ways of helping addicts break the habit. Nicotine replacement therapy products, which have been sold over the counter at drugstores sinceare effective only when paired with counseling, according to a UCSF study released Thursday. Without that, relying on such products can actually make it harder to kick tobacco, the study found.
Smoking cigarettes, along with having five or more oral sex partners, increases men's risk for the most common type of head and neck cancer. A study published Friday in Annals of Oncology finds these patterns of behavior are associated with oral and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus HPV. Public health experts already know from a large body of research— including a study published earlier this week —that men who have multiple oral sex partners are at higher risk for contracting oral HPV.
Sexual arousal requires good blood circulation, yet tobacco exerts a negative effect on blood circulation by constricting blood vessels. Most of the available studies show that smoking has a negative impact on the arousal phase — erection and lubrication. It is primarily for this reason that tobacco is harmful for sexual health in the medium term.
Each 50 microliter spray contains 0. One dose is 1 mg of nicotine 2 sprays, one in each nostril. Treatment should be initiated before the planned quit day, while the patient is still smoking, because it takes approximately 1 week of treatment to achieve steady-state blood levels of bupropion.
Smoking has been identified in observational studies as a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis BVa condition defined in part by decimation of Lactobacillus spp. The anti-estrogenic effect of smoking and trace amounts of benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide BPDE may predispose women to BV. BPDE increases bacteriophage induction in Lactobacillus spp. We compared the vaginal microbiota between smokers and non-smokers and followed microbiota changes in a smoking cessation pilot study.
Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for many cancers.
Smokers who have had more than five sexual partners are also at greater risk of developing the cancer triggered by the human papilloma virus HPV. But scientists say that only 0. The risk was much lower among women, those who did not smoke, and those who had less than five oral sex partners in their lifetimes.