Michael Douglas caused a stir when he claimed throat cancer can be caused by HPV. But can you really get cancer from a virus in this way?
We've been told for some time now that the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) increases your chances of developing cervical cancer. And now it is coming more to light that HPV can also increase your risk for head, throat and neck cancers.
This is an issue, certainly, considering it's estimated that more than 50% of adults have been exposed to HPV at some point in their lives.
Special guest, Dr. Vikas Mehta, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the dangers of HPV and the importance of the HPV vaccine. He also offers hope to those who have been diagnosed, as he discusses how these cases are highly treatable.