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Michael Douglas

Oral Sex

Gave Me Cancer

6/2/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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san rafael blue    

I could have gone for the rest of my NINE LIVES without hearing that statement or being forced to visualize it.

486 days ago
17.

Jac    

Kudos to him for sharing such personal information. I knew that anyone could get oral cancer from oral sex. It's great that now we call all say this is what he's been through and many people can now inform themselves about the consequences of not using protection during ANY type of sex.

486 days ago
18.

laney    

This is definitely not for the headline

486 days ago
19.

voiceofreason    

All the ladies love when Colonel Lingus comes to visit!

486 days ago
20.

Bwoy dem    

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much information dude.

486 days ago
21.

barn119    

Yes, it is true - that's way there is a rise in oral and throat cancer due to oral sex.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/hpv-oral-sex-throat-cancer-infographic_n_2441521.html

486 days ago
22.

Burgos25    

Poor Catherine.

486 days ago
23.

Bellaca    

It's been known for years that this is so. People who engage in oral sex are nasty.

486 days ago
24.

verlinda    

SMH.....

486 days ago
25.

toomuch    

there was a guy on Celebrity Rehab Sex Addiction that had a genital wart (HPV) on his uvula (the thing that hangs at the back of your mouth going down your throat) and he was straight.
That's why people use dental dams

486 days ago
26.

Readerofthisgarbage    

No wonder Catherine went wacko crazy, wonder who he got it from?

486 days ago
27.

Kay    

Next week headlines Will give full details of the divorce!

486 days ago
28.

CriticXtreme    

Here's something to hopefully make you think and go Hmmmm.....A guy wears a condom so he doesn't get AIDs, HIV, STDs and even worst, someone pregnant! Yet, either before or during a coitus session, he eats at the "Y" like a lap dog with no concern for catching anything this way.
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There are girls and women out there who have personal hygiene issues so how can they be aware of HPV and other things going with their devil's paradise? And because some females have become don't right nasty, you have a better chance at winning at Russian Roulette then french kissing Ms. Connie Lingus.

486 days ago
29.

paul a.    

There you go!

Just watch now as the Nanny State politicians will start making my favorite activity a no-no......

486 days ago
30.

Mr. Moet    

Sad but highly possible. Although years of heavy smoking may have also played a part.
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/centers/head_neck/HPV_and_head_and_neck_cancer/hpv.html

486 days ago
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