Michael Douglas: It Was Tongue Cancer, Not Throat Cancer

Back in June, actor Michael Douglas revealed he had been treated for throat cancer, the type associated with a virus transmitted during oral sex. At the time, Douglas was applauded for shedding light on a little-discussed health issue. The New York Times even compared what he had done for throat cancer with “what Rock Hudson had done for AIDS and Angelina Jolie had done for prophylactic mastectomy.” Just one problem: Douglas fibbed about the type of cancer he actually had. …

Michael Douglas: Did He Say Oral Sex Caused His Cancer?

Wow, talk about an oral debate: Did outspoken actor Michael Douglas really say his throat cancer was caused by performing oral sex on a woman with a sexually transmitted disease? And more important, is he right that it can? Now that Douglas’ frank interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper has gone viral, cooler heads (translation: the actor’s appalled publicity people) have said he was just misunderstood, reports the Associated Press. But maybe we should thank the actor for bringing up a …