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How long does throat cancer take to develop

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Not that long: Development of cancer takes a long time but u r asking about progression. Head and neck cancers r usually fast growing tumors that untreated wouldn't... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
You are allowing: normal concerns about your health (and your fears of illness) OVERWHELM your every day thinking (and your common sense) Suggest you FIRST have a compl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on throat cancer http://www.Cancer.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on throat cancer http://www.Cancer.... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
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
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Smolders: The initial changes that lead to cancer begin years, maybe decades, before it appears, as evidenced by the fact that the longer a person has smoked, t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
Depends...: ...On the stage of the cancer and the general health of the patient. Many early stage throat cancers can be cured.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 44 years experience
A while: In most cases it takes a while for cancer to grow to the point of obstruction. It may be perceved as rapid, if the patient is unaware of the cancer.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Variable time: Each person has different susceptibility to cancer and the time from exposure to tobacco to cancer is extremely variable. However, if you use tobacco ... Read More

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