Unprotected oral sex with multiple partners can give you cancer of Oro Pharyngeal and tonsillitis.
Having unprotected oral sex with multiple partners cannot only put to threat of contracting oro pharyngeal cancer or cancer of airway pipe or tonsiler cancer. Oro Pharyngeal Cancer is a disease in which cancer cells are found within the anatomical borders of the oropharynx.
“Earlier, this type of cancer was commonly found in people addicted to smoking and drinking alcohol. But, now also non-smokers or tea-totlers are diagnosed with oro pharyngeal cancer because of its association with Human Papilloma Virus(HPV),” says experts.
25 year old, Yousuf Aalam ( Name Changed) an unmarried Software Engineer was diagnosed with oro pharyngeal cancer. He never smoke or consumed alcohol, but when investigated, he told revealed of his sexual habits. He told the doctor that he had casual oral sex with couple of girls. Later the tests confirmed through the biopsy, he had tonsiler cancer, in which the histology picture showed indications of a viral itiology.
Dr Ashok Shenoy, Consultant, Head and Neck Surgeon, HCG Cancer Hospital said: “Cancer of oro pharyngeal or cancer of tonsillitis is commonly seen in those addicted to alcohol or tobacco products. It is also spread through HPV and mostly contracted by young males. HPV travelling through unprotected sex makes youth more prone to it.”
“The risk of HPV infection of the mouth and throat is increased in those who have oral sex and multiple sex partners. These infections are common and rarely cause symptoms. Although HPV infection is linked to oropharyngeal cancer, most people with HPV infections of the mouth and throat do not go on to develop this cancer,” added Dr Shenoy.