Michael Douglas Diagnosed with Throat Cancer

Recently, it was announced that Michael Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer. His throat cancer is related to excessive smoking and alcohol use.

According to a recent article,

Another reason to suspect that Douglas’s throat cancer is oropharyngeal cancer is his statement that the cancer probably was caused by smoking and drinking.

‘Smoking is a major cause of oropharyngeal cancer,’ Har-El tells WebMD. ‘Drinking alcohol, as far as the statistics can tells us, is not as bad by itself. But the combination of drinking and smoking is the worst combination.’

Michael Douglas’s throat cancer is at the base of his tongue, a location that produces no pain, causing it to often progress undetected.

As always we urge you to have regular oral cancer screenings in order to protect you from this awful disease.


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