SORE THROAT WARNING
There has recently been an uptick of lethal throat and tonsil cancers in the U. S., due mainly to high- risk HPV infections among men and women ( usually transmitted through oral sex). Why now? The answer is because we live on an increasingly chemical planet that disrupts the health of all living organisms. The throat and mouth are too large to effectively swab with a PAP smear technique, so screening is not simple. And doctors don’t screen for HPV in the throat nearly as much as they should. If you have had a chronic sore throat that won’t go away after several weeks, or if you have any non- healing ulcers in your mouth, please get tested for HPV.