Michael Douglas Says The Cancer He Had Is Caused by HPV
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Michael Douglas says that oral sex is possibly to blame for causing his throat cancer.
In an interview with the U.K.'s The Guardian, the 68-year-old actor said, "Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus ... I did worry if the stress caused by my son [Cameron]'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," he joked (we think).
Douglas, who's been married to Catherine Zeta-Jones since 2000, revealed his diagnosis on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2010. The following year, after eight weeks of chemotherapy, he said his tumor was gone.