It might never have occurred to us to think of cancer as a contagious disease, but in actual fact, some are. The forms of cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) can be transmitted sexually. Here is a list of some of the types of sexually transmitted cancer.
Oral cancer refers to the types of cancers which occur in the head, mouth, and throat. Around 48,000 Americans are diagnosed with an oral cancer each year, and of these individuals, around 9.500 will die says the Oral Cancer Foundation. Treatment vary from Surgery, to radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
The leading cause of throat cancer is human papillomavirus (HPV). During oral sex, the virus comes in contact with the epithelial cells of skin and mucosa. This can cause cancer to form.