Michael Douglas has revealed that the throat cancer that nearly killed him was caused by oral sex, the latter also being the ‘best cure’ for it!
He made the shocking – if not nasty – revelation during an interview with The Guardian, when he was asked whether he regretted his heavy drinking and smoking before his diagnosis in 2010.
‘No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus,’ he admitted.
‘I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it,’ added the Behind the Candelabra star, currently married to Catherine Zeta-Jones. ‘but yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.’
He also spoke about his chemotherapy and announced he is now cancer free. ‘With this kind of cancer, 95 percent of the time it doesn’t come back,’ he said.
While it is established that the HPV virus of type 16 is a cause of oropharyngeal cancer, it has not been medically established that more exposure to the virus will boost immunity against it.
Maybe Douglas has given us doctors a hypothesis to research on.
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