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how can i tell if i have throat cancer

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Obvious lesion: Any mass in the throat needs to be seen. A clear white or red patch that lasts more than 2 weeks or that you just discovered and doesn't hurt needs to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
TOO YOUNG BUT . . .: If there are any concerns about changes in your throat, best option is to see an ENT and him decide if a laryngoscopy is indicated.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
MD: You need to see a doctor, preferably an ENT (although your family doc or dentist may be able to initiate the work up). This is more important if you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several: There are any number of symptoms and not all are necessarily present at one time: difficulty or painful swallowing, mass in the throat, neck mass, bl ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sxs: Symptoms of throat cancer can include sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, ear pain, problems swallowing & a mass/ lesion that isn’t healing. Fatigue ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is treatable: Throat cancer has fairly good treatment. If caught early it is curable. But if it is very advanced and not treated in a timely fashion it can become a ... Read More
A 40-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.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Some cancers can be symptomatic early while others are not. Here is a good overview of symptoms for head/neck cancer (aka throat cancer): http://ww ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
GERD or Throat Cance: Need more specific details. If your voice has become "hoarse, " this might point more to a throat problem. Unexplained weight loss would be another wo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
I can't state that..: ...You "obviously" have no cancer, though i truly hope you don't . You should strongly consider visiting an ENT specialist or at least ... Read More

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