cancer.jpgNo major news organization aside from UPI, which wrote a very short blurb that was run by only small outlets, has picked up on the June 10 story in London’s The Independent, which disclosed:

HPV, a virus that can be transmitted by sex, may be implicated in breast and a raft of other cancers, according to a series of new research findings.
The virus, already implicated in most cervical cancers, may play a role in a number of other malignancies, and may be involved in a three-fold increase in tonsil cancer.
HPV, or human papilloma virus, has been linked to cancers of the larynx and skin, as well as malignancies of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and mouth….

One theory with breast cancer is that the virus may interact in some way with oestrogen….
A second study found that younger women were more likely to be positive for HPV. They found that the average age of women with HPV-positive breast cancer was 55.6 years compared with 63.8 for women with HPV- negative breast cancer….
HPV is being found increasingly in other cancer tissue. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm said the virus is found in sizeable proportions of tonsillar cancer….
At the University Hospitals, Liverpool, researchers have reported the discovery of HPV in oesophageal cancers….
A team from Memorial Hospital in Taiwan have found the virus in other cancers too: “Results strongly suggest that HPV may play a major role in the carcinogenesis of urogenital and perianal tumors.”
Researchers at Kagoshima University in Japan examined 36 lung cancers and found the presence of HPV in 28 per cent of the cases.
A report on HPV from the International Agency for Research on Cancer says that one HPV virus is associated with a number of cancers.
“For human papilloma virus 16, data show a causal role in cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, oral cavity, and oropharynx, and some association with cancer of the larynx and periungual skin,” it says.

I count 15 cancers aside from cervical that may associated with HPV, or put another way, 15 more vaccines for big pharma to manufacture and push for mandates on school children for billions of dollars each in windfall profits.
Anal? Makes me wonder if Farrah Fawcett has a history HPV. If so, this would make a worthy crusade.
Penis? Maybe now men’s interest will perk.
One other finding to highlight from 4th paragraph: estrogen may potentiate HPV to cause breast cancer, yet another reason not to take oral contraceptives.
Wouldn’t it just be easier to abstain from sex until and within marriage? Is illicit sexual activity really worth dying for?
[Hat tip: Rakman]

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