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According to Radar Online, Michael Douglas is giving life to the letters TMI! (Too Much Information) According to the Oscar winning actor, he contracted a STD through oral sex that led to him developing throat cancer!

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In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, he was asked about all the years he spent smoking and drinking, with the rationale being that this must be how he ended up with cancer.

To which Michael replied;

“No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus. I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.”

There was no word on how long he was thought to have had HPV or if he knew who exposed him to it. Michael Douglas is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

He also addressed eight weeks of chemotherapy, and how he lost 45 pounds because he was restricted to a liquid diet.

He has been without cancer for 2 years now.

Dr. Mahesh Kumar, a head and neck specialist, took issue with Douglas’ belief that more oral sex will help prevent the disease from returning.  Says Kumar,

“With this kind of cancer, 95 percent of the time it doesn’t come back, it has been established beyond reasonable doubt that the HPV type 16 is the causative agent in oropharyngeal cancer. Maybe he thinks that more exposure to the virus will boost his immune system. But medically, that just doesn’t make sense.

Thanks Michael for enlightening us and grossing us out all at the same time.


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Michael Douglass Says “Oral Sex Caused My Throat Cancer”  was originally published on