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Michael Douglas

Oral Sex

Gave Me Cancer

6/2/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Michael Douglas
says his near-death bout with throat cancer was caused by an STD he picked up while giving oral sex. TMI, Michael!!!!

Douglas dropped the bombshell in an interview with the Guardian UK -- telling the paper that his particular form of throat cancer was caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) that was contracted from "cunnilingus" ... a.k.a performing oral sex on a female.

He explains, "It's a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. If you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it." The last part is NOT supported by doctors.

FYI -- HPV is more famously known to cause cervical and anal cancer.

Douglas was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer back in 2010. He underwent weeks of radiation and chemo.

He has been cancer free for over two years.


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he's an idiot! you dont get cancer from sex you get a STD from it but not cancer!

Also i believe he use to smoke and if thats the cast that is probley why he got cancer in the first place

507 days ago


This is so gross, why tell everyone in the world? and his poor wife,I just lost a a lot of respect for him.

507 days ago


I think he should be applauded for his honesty and willingness to warn others. Kudos to him.

506 days ago

what really happened?    

He was an alcoholic most of his adult life. Throat cancer is heavily tied to alcoholism.

422 days ago
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