Actor Michael Douglas. (Photo credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Throws Spotlight On HPV

Actor Michael Douglas said Monday that his throat cancer was caused by a virus he contracted by performing oral sex on women. “It is not one of the more common cancers, but it seems to be rising,” Dr. John Sunwood at Stanford University Medical Center, told KPIX 5.


A patient is checked for oral cancer. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/GettyImages)

HealthWatch: Stanford Offering Free Oral Cancer Screening

The death of a vivacious Bay Area woman provides a powerful example of the need for early cancer screenings and prevention.


A woman holds a placard (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.


Michele Bachmann speaks in San Rafael (CBS)

Bachmann In San Rafael Rips Obama Over Solyndra, Defends HPV Remarks

Republican presidential primary candidate Michele Bachmann took jabs at the Obama administration’s investment in Solyndra at a campaign fundraiser Thursday, and defended remarks linking a vaccine against the human papilloma virus to mental retardation.