Michael Douglas: Oral Sex Caused Throat Cancer?

Source: Ann Oldenburg / USA Today

Michael Douglas says in an interview with The Guardian newspaper that throat cancer, as he battled in 2010, can be caused by performing oral sex on women who have a sexually-transmitted disease.

It being widely reported that the story went on to say Douglas’ cancer had been caused by his having contracted the human papillomavirus (HPV).

UPDATE, 10 a.m. ET: But now, Douglas’ longtime rep, Allen Burry, tells USA TODAY’s Lorena Blas that although the headline on the Guardian story is “Michael Douglas: Oral Sex caused my cancer,” that’s not what the actor said.

“Michael Douglas did not say cunnilingus was the cause of his cancer. It was discussed that oral sex is a suspected cause of certain oral cancers as doctor’s in the article point out but he did not say it was the specific cause of his personal cancer.”

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