Gay men 'report higher cancer rate than straight men'

  • metta

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    May 09, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    Gay men 'report higher cancer rate than straight men'

    "Gay men were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with cancer as straight men and, on average, it happened a decade earlier."

    "The survey interviews "survivors" so is not a true representation of the number of cancer cases."

    "it was not possible to conclude "gay men have a higher risk of cancer" because the underlying reasons for the higher incidence could be more complicated."

    "In this Californian survey, gay men were more likely than straight men to say they had been diagnosed with cancer, but it's not clear from this study why this might be.

    "It could be down to better survival or higher rates of cancer among gay men and we'd need larger studies that take both of these factors into account to find out."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13295300




    http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/articles/2011/05/09/gay-men-more-likely-to-have-had-cancer
  • metta

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    May 09, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    Oral sex linked to cancer risk

    "The rise in oral cancer in the US is predominantly among young white males and we do not know the answer as to why."

    "There as many as 150 different types of human papillomaviruses, and about 40 of those can be sexually transmitted, according to the National Cancer Institute."

    "Some may cause genital warts, while other more high-risk varieties can cause oral, anal, vaginal and penile cancers."

    "Half of all sexually active Americans will get HPV at some point in their lives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated."

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-oral-sex-linked-cancer.html


    "Risk increased with the number of partners on which someone had performed oral sex."

    ""The most common causes or etiology of oral squamos cell carcinoma is one, chronic tobacco use; two, alcohol use; three, exposure to HPV which probably could be linked to oral sex; and fourth, Herpes I and II -- which could also possibly be through oral sex," he said."


    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Oral-sex--oral-cancer_8702456#ixzz1LtV26gqf
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    May 14, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    its been known for awhile that cancer is twice as high, especially anal cancer, among gay men.
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    May 14, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    pretty neat ... always good to know the risks of being gay.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 14, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    I am not surprised at the higher cancer rates among gay men because a largr percentage of the gay community still smokes and makes big tobacco rich at the expense of our health.
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    May 14, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    ^and gay people love drugs