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A 44-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

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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
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Used to be "throat": That is base of tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, structures above true cords, were cumulative risk of heavy smoking. Today, the viral hpv pair var. 16, 18... Read More
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
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Symptoms: 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
MD: You need a doctor to examine you, preferably an ENT who can look down the throat. If you engage in high risk activities like using tobacco or excess ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Pretty unlikely: Pretty unlikely for a true head and neck cancer. There are some pediatric cancers that can develop in the head and neck, but rare at that age. Wou... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk.

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