We now know that HPV causes cancer in men. It was just a matter of time for this fact to become apparent since it has been widely known for years that HPV caused cervical cancer in women. Sexual transmission of HPV, also called Human Papilloma Virus, genital warts and venereal warts, can lead to cancers of the penis, anus, rectum and throat. Additionally, HPV is believed by experts to be the leading cause of throat cancer in men, surpassing smoking related throat cancers. Thanks to Michael Douglas’ interview in People Magazine, September 2010, where he spoke about his own throat cancer and history of HPV, more and more men are becoming aware of the link between HPV and male throat cancers. I applaud Douglas for publicly talking about his cancer and history of HPV. Douglas’ frankness is helping millions of men to become aware of the link between HPV and male cancers.
Is your life In balance yet? Simple changes in the way you live now will make all the difference in the world. You will be happier and healthier when you learn how to stay connected to the positive energy. The inner Light and Sound are the two principles that we focus on during meditation. When these life-giving impulses are awakened, the student begins to experience the source of inner peace and divine love.
Progressive Health Services, longtime leader in providing HPV testing for women, now offers state of the art HPV testing for men in San Diego. HPV, also called Human Papilloma Virus, genital warts and venereal warts, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. today. Extensive research linking HPV to cervical cancer has prompted routine testing for women in Pap smears. However, until recently little attention has been paid to HPV cancer risk or testing in men.
Women's medicine for the vast majority of human history has been taken care of by women themselves. Knowledge of common women's health matters was, and to a great extent still is, within the realm of women, passed on from one generation of women to another.
Meet the author
Suzann Gage, RNC, NP, LAc, is co-founder and clinical director of Progressive Health Services. She is a nationally certified OB/GYN nurse practitioner, a nationally certified licensed acupuncturist, a nutritionist, herbalist, qigong practitioner and naturopath. Suzann has over 37 years experience in the field of gynecology, urology, family planning, HIV and STD testing, endocrinology, thyroid care, nutrition, acupuncture, herbs, Qigong, integrative and alternative medicine and Self-Help health advocacy. She brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical expertise to Progressive Health Services.