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While the human papillomavirus (HPV) is known for infecting genitals, it can also spread quickly via oral sex, causing throat cancer disproportionately in men, says a new study. "Researchers examined 271 throat-tumor samples collected over 20 years ending in 2004 and found that the percentage of oral cancer linked to the human papillomavirus surged to 72 percent from about 16 percent, according to a report released yesterday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology."

Via Sakis Koukouvis