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can you get throat cancer at a young age

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: that would be highly unusual, and pretty close to impossible. However, there are other causes of cancer in any part of the body including the throat. ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Upendra Parvathaneni
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: While chronic vocal injury may rarely contribute the most common cause is smoking. Besides, chronic vocal injury is a result of real abuse of voice an ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is risky: I am glad you are waiting for real love. Please stop the hookah stuff. It is flirting with a very dangerous addiction. A Chronic cough needs to be eva ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Throat cancer: Unlikely at your age, but if you are having a problem and it has lasted longer than 10 days, you should see your dentist, an oral surgeon or an ENT sp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Cancer development: Cancer comes in many different "flavors" that can be variable in the specific time course for development. Most throat cancers require several genetic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Possibly, not likely: This kind of cancer usually presnts after age 50. But tobacco use (also smokeless) and alcohol use are risk factors, so if a teenager does a lot of t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not likely: It's not impossible, but highly unlikely. There are few juvenile cancers that affect the throat but get checked out by a throat specialist if there a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Cancer symptoms: The growth rate for different types of cancer differ widely. Some cancers are believed to be present for years before symptoms appear, while others in ... Read More
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A 25-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 24-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

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