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Is throat cancer hereditary

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 18 years experience
Throat cancer: Most throat cancers are generally related to smoking and not hereditary, unless the family members are genetically predisposed to smoking. Outside of... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
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
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
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
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
The throat is: A complex anatomic site that begins at the tonsils and ends at the cricopharygeus muscle. Between lives the glottis (voice box), and the muscles and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hope not: Without any symptoms or an exam who knows. If you are concerened see your doctor.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Good prognosis: Most "throat" cancers can be cured. Even advanced stage iva cancer can be cured and cure rates are better for throat cancer than they are for cancer a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: This may include surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Hoarse and others: Throat cancer (usually due to smoking) can cause various sign/symptoms depending on the exact location. If the primary tumor is on or near vocal cords... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends on Stage: Staging is the process of finding out how widespread a cancer is within the body at the time of diagnosis. Depending on the cancer type, a history an... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
It depends: In general, the larger the cancer gets, the faster it grows. Think of a snowball. When it’s small and you roll it, it gets a little bigger. When it’s ... Read More
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