The human papillomavirus causes about 20-25 percent of cases of esophageal cancer, said Professor Shan Rajendra from the Institute INGHAM UNSD.
Some diseases are transmitted to humans during sexual relations. This disease is considered and HPV (human papillomavirus). A new study found that men who had more than two partners in oral sex, “significantly” more likely to become infected with HPV, a viral infection that can develop into cancer of the esophagus. Men three times more often than women become infected with HPV through oral sex. Smoking and alcohol are also big risk factors that cause cancer of the esophagus. A vivid example that no one is exempt, is the situation in the family of actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. Actor Michael Douglas, who smoked and drank excessively after his particular diagnosis became known to all in August 2010.
“This particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes from cunnilingus. Douglas, the husband of Catherine Zeta-Jones, told The Guardian in 2013 that “the disease is sexually transmitted, cancer-causing,” wrote media.
The study was presented at the annual Australian gastroenterology week, gastroenterological society last weekend, and also published in the academic journal Diseases of the Oesophagus.
“We found that if in your life you had more than two partners in oral sex, you greatly increase the risk of esophageal cancer associated with HPV,” said Professor Rajendra.
“It is transmitted sexually. You ingest the virus, and it is absorbed into the body and into the mucous membrane of the esophagus.
In some people it doesn’t get released by the immune system. In most people it is cleared, but if he is not cleared, it can cause cancer of the head and neck”, he said.
Australia was the first country in the world that offered the HPV vaccine. Introduced in 2008, it has become a mandatory vaccine for girls 11 and 12 years. But the good news is that success rates of treatment of esophageal cancer is actually higher among those who contracted the disease through HPV. The study of Professor Shan Rajendra covered 142 volunteers from Australia. The forecast is not so good for people who have cancer of the throat caused by poor lifestyle choices such as Smoking and alcohol consumption, researchers say.