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.
The death of a vivacious Bay Area woman provides a powerful example of the need for early cancer screenings and prevention.
Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
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.