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how rare is it for a teen to get oral cancer

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Very uncommon: A teen rarely may get oro-pharyngeal cancer due to epstein barr virus, or mouth cancer if greatly susceptible to cancer and starts using tobacco at a ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Very rare: Epstein barr virus causes a type of oral cancer that may occur in a young person. Usual oral cancers occur in older persons with history of tobacco a ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Takes years: The process takes years to set up & lead to cancer. It would rarely surface in the brief time frame of the teens but it does lay the groundwork for th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Poczatek
17 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes it is possible for teens to have oral cancer. The area of concern needs to be looked at and to determine if a biopsy needs to be done of if anoth ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Very unlikely...: Breast cancer would be a very unusual / uncommon finding in a teenager. Breast masses can develop in young people, but these are generally benign gro ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Possible: But very, very rare.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Almost-never.: The statistical probability of getting breast cancer in your teens is lower than the odds of winning the lottery. Breast cancer rates increase the ol ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Can happen: It depends on underlying medical conditions and medications. For example, some inhaled steroids for asthma or COPD can lead to oral thrush. Some dis ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Quite unusual: Have you been on steroids? Have you been on antibiotics? Even then, thrush would be unusual in a teenager with an normal immune system. Get checked ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Rarely but yes: Cancer is rare in children and esophageal cancer is extremely rare. But it is possible for children and teenagers to get esophageal cancer.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unlikely but yes: Head and neck malignancies are rare in children and adolescents. Most tend to be benign. Possible malignancies include rhabdomyosarcoma, non-hodgkin's ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Very, very unlikely: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, occurring very rarely in one's 20's, sporadically in the 30's, and then increasing with each decade ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Pfister
11 years experience Dentistry
Oral cancer: Most people who have oral cancer have riskier behaviors. Smoke, chew, alcohol, various viral infection such as hpv etc. Find a dentist with velscop ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not very common: Vulvar cancer is the fourth most common gynecologic cancer . Annually in the United States, there are approximately 4340 new cases.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast Cancer: Although it is not encountered as frequent as in females, it is definitely possible.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Squamous cell cancer: Never say never in medicine, but this would be low likelihood for a teenager. Definitely get an exam by your physician and also be sure and get the H ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not common: Sarcomas are not very common, they can occur in the soft-tissue or bones and every year about 12000-15000 cases occur in the USA.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Almost-never.: Breast cancer is very rare in women under 30 and increases in incidence the older you get. The statistical probabibility of having breast cancer in y ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Not impossible: But very, very, rare.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Uncommon in U.S.: This is not common in the U.S.- there are less than 3000 new cases each year. It is mcuh more common in east asia (china mostly). It is related to inf ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Noble
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncommon : But certain risk factors can increase your risk: obesity, anovulation, hypertension, diabetes, infertility. See a gynecologic oncologist.
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