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HPV transmission during oral sex a growing cause of mouth and throat cancer

Posted June 04, 2013, 3:40 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Actress Angelina Jolie recently went public with her double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Governor Chris Christie told us his reasons for gastric bypass surgery. And now actor Michael Douglas is shining the spotlight on the human papilloma virus (HPV)—the number one cause of mouth and throat cancer. In an interview published in The Guardian newspaper in…

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