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Poison Star Warns Of 'Very Scary' STD That Causes Cancer

07/28/2016
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Poison drummer Rikki Rockett is the latest celebrity that has battled cancer and has spoken out about the dangers of HPV (human papillomavirus), the STD that he says caused his cancer.

Rockett, who recently said that he is cancer free following an experimental treatment, spoke about his oral cancer battle on the One On One With Mitch Lafon podcast.

Rockett told the podcast (via Blabbermouth): "This is from HPV; that's where it's from. And I caution anybody that has had more than one sex partner in their life. Okay? I mean, I have a partner, a buddy, and a girl that I went through this treatment with. Both of them… One of them's been married nine years, the other one's been married fifteen years. And it was HPV positive. That's how long HPV lasts in the system.

"So somebody can be married and live happily and get all these tests and everything is clear, and all of a sudden, you get head and neck cancer and go, 'What the hell happened? 'Are you cheating on me? Or what the hell is…' And it's not. It's a very invisible, very scary STD that is also being passed from hand to mouth now, they're thinking. I mean, it's epidemic."

He adds: "I don't have one single friend that isn't at risk - not one. I mean, everybody I know has had sex with more than one person. Now, it's more detectable in women than men... Men, there's really no test for it at this point; there's no routine screening.

"So that's another thing that I'd love to see change - a routine screening for it - because if you do have it, there are some vaccinations on the way, treatment vaccinations, that could eradicate it before it ever became cancer." Read more and listen to the full interview here.

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