How Throat Cancer Can Stem From HPV

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: It's true what Michael Douglas revealed: You can get throat cancer from HPV.
Air Date: 6/10/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Kenneth Magid, DDS
Kenneth MagidDr. Magid has practiced dentistry for over 40 years. He is currently the Director of Pre Doctoral Laser Dentistry and Associate Clinical Professor at NYU College of Dentistry, and is the Assistant Director of Honors Aesthetics. He has appeared on nationwide television and radio programs, as well as in internationally-read newspapers (including ABC and the New York Times), to discuss high-tech and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Magid lectures throughout the U.S. and Canada and is a contributor to many journals on topics including "Minimally Invasive" Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Digital Radiography, Air-Abrasion Dentistry, "21st Century Dentistry," and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Magid received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry.
How Throat Cancer Can Stem From HPV
There may have been some skepticism of Michael Douglas's revelation that his throat cancer was due to "giving oral sex." But it's true: you can get throat cancer from HPV.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause genital warts or present itself without symptoms. If left untreated, it can cause a multitude of cancers, such as cancers of the cervix, anus, penis, vagina, as well as oral and throat cancers.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 60% of cancers of the throat, tonsils and the base of tongue are related to HPV.

Dr. Kenneth Magid, DDS, discusses the VELscope device technology to help detect early cases of cancer, how HPV is the leading cause of oral cancer, and techniques for early detection and prevention.


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