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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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Didn't you run this story 3 years ago?

508 days ago


He 's making a joke. Their no true to that at all. He was trying to be funny but with his dead pan delivery people can't tell that he was messing with you.

508 days ago



508 days ago


Kumbaya, you're not too bright because that is one of the ways you can get cancer.

508 days ago


These comments are funny. Some of you freak out about everything and are so full of hate. Is this really a big deal?

508 days ago


I applaud Michael for coming forward !! I am sure he did it..hoping to help other's !! I am also pretty confident that he asked his doctor's ALOT of questions about how he got this cancer !! (He is very intelligent) As for his sweet wife, Catherine, her condition could go back as far as childhood !! They are both in love with each other !! That, is obvious !! Bless him for caring enough about fellow human beings !!!!!!!!!!!! Take this info and store it away(if your smart) OR don't !!

508 days ago


This is way too private

508 days ago


As a professional specializing in head and neck cancer, he is correct. I would say 60%+ of the oropharynx cancers - tonsil and base of tongue - have a very strong link to HPV. So cut the man some slack. And for the love everything holy, vaccinate your girls AND BOYS against HPV. It can be prevented!

508 days ago

goaway bottom line..Michael Douglas wish he did not have so many sex partners....seems rather ridiculous since he was a chain smoking cigarette smoker. Ya know...blame it on the sex partner....Please. Save it.

508 days ago


Another coming out of the closet..... while deceiving their families....too bad he was never up front about it...could have saved alot of people some anquish....

508 days ago

T Gordon    

His final movie should be titled "Smorgasbord".

508 days ago


Great give a guy a reason not to pearl dive.

508 days ago


Nice guys. We get cancer.

508 days ago

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I love when these idiotic Hollywood douche-stains try to act all medical and sh!t. I'm here to tell you kids, that oral sex CURED my throat cancer. If you want to be healthy, do more oral sex. Don't listen to this ignorant old a-hole.

508 days ago

I steal pets    

Giving oral sex usually gets me killer (pun intended) head. Michael, when yer done with the sandwich baggie of cocaine just flip it inside-out and place it between your mouth and the fish factory. She will love it and you wont get, you know, cancer.

508 days ago
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