01/14/2013 08:25 am ET

HPV And Oral Sex: Can It Cause Throat Cancer? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Cancer death rates continue to decline, the American Cancer Society's annual report showed earlier this week. But cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection most well known for causing genital warts and cervical cancer, is still largely a cause for concern.

The report showed a rise in both oral and anal cancer caused by HPV in both women and men. In fact, HPV is now a more common cause of throat and other oral cancers than tobacco.

To learn more about HPV and oral cancer, check out the following infographic from the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Can I Get Cancer From Oral Sex?

Source: Mount Sinai Medical Center


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