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can you die from throat cancer

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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Your : Your symptoms are very concerning, and you need to be seen immediately by a physician. Pain, vomiting, a sore on your tongue and swollen tonsils must ... Read More
Dr. Donald Higby
52 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: You can die from throat cancer. If you've been treated with surgery, radiation and/or chemo, some of your symptoms may be due to the treatment. By a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends...: ...On the stage of the cancer and the general health of the patient. Many early stage throat cancers can be cured.
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Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
25 years experience General Surgery
Throat cancer: When the cancer has spread to other parts of your body. In general, patients at this stage don't do very well.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low: Very early stage of head and neck cancer is curable . I am glad that you don't smoke. A couple of more things you can do- decrease your alcohol intake ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Quality of life: Nobody can force you to comply. There are a variety of options in any case, including general physical conditioning and meds, as well as a less radica ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Oralcontact with HPV is not uncommon as a sexually transmitted virus. The H&N is an increasing site for lesions related to the virus to develop. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily.: Throat cancer usually is curable with radiation therapy (and sometimes chemo at the same time, occasionally surgery). It is important to be treated a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cancer in the throat: The throat is the area known as the "pharynx". The pharynx is divided into 3 parts. The area behind the nose (nasopharynx), the area behind the mouth ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Hope not: Without any symptoms or an exam who knows. If you are concerened see your doctor.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Genes, smoking: Genetics plays a role, but among things that you can control, people who smoke and drink alcohol regularly are at much higher risk. Certain types of h ... Read More
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