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can a 17 yr old male teen get throat cancer if so what would the prominent symptoms be

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, but unlikely: It is entirely possible, especially if that person engages in unprotected oral sex with someone with hpv. Symptoms would be along the lines of diffic ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Possible: Throat cancer in the pediatric age group is possible, but rare. Symptoms might include difficulty or pain with swallowing, a rapidly increasing mass, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
If you quit now...: ...The chances of you getting a whole bunch of nasty diseases (of which throat cancer is one) go way, way down.
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Dr. Balminder Mangat
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quit: And i promise, i will pray to sikh scripture, to forgive your sin. Tobacco smoking is not allowed in sikhism and who ever gives up smoking, earns th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Needs an evaluation.: You need to have a thorough evaluation immediately. Can see your original surgeon or start with your current pcp.
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Either: I'd encourage you to stop smoking; it's just not good for you. Both throat and ptc can spread to the lymph nodes in your central neck, but given your ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Uncommon: But must your see your doctor, to find what is cause of your problem . Most likely you have throat infection , cancer at 27 is rare . At your age, ly ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No, not true: Throat cancer due to HPV is on the rise, but still uncommon. Cancer-causing HPV types (mostly HPV16) are common in persons who have performed oral sex ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Not throat cancer: you could have a chronic inflammatory disease of lungs. check with your doctor for that.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saif Fatteh
9 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
Yes: There are many different types of cancers and they can affect different parts of your body. An 18yo can get a throat cancer and many other cancers. Sm ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
No, but anyone can: No, but anyone can. If you have sore throat or trouble swallowing that has not inproved in 4 weeks, see an ent.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
It's rare.: Throat cancer is very rare in teenagers. The most common age of throat cancer patients is 50-70 years. However, certain risk factors, such as smoking, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Uncommon, but possib: Throat cancer commonly affects adults but anyone of age bove 20 years can have any of the common cancers.

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