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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Multiple risk factor: Age > 50, male sex, tobacco use, eating too much salt, helicobacter pylori chronic infection, blood type a, family history.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
HPV causes: Most cervical cancer, and has just taken over first place from tobacco and alcohol for oropharynx (throat) cancer. The association and cause is rising ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very rare but yes: It can happen, most often in people with long term reflux that ends up in the throat or in rare cases of people with a viral disease called laryngeal ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
HPV virus Spread: Dipping isn’t exactly considered ‘safe’. There is a certain amount of risk to which both parties are exposed to, even during such a brief foray. Depe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The germ that can trigger cervical cancer,hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile,anal and esophageal cancer, all of whic ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
1%: About two out of every thousand smokers gets larynx cancer every year. Assuming am averahe smoking lifetime of 50 years, about 1% of smokers well get ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Some throat cancers are linked to HPV but unlike cancer of the cervix, the relationship is soft and nobody's recommending condoms for people who kiss. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience Radiology
See your doctor: Chronic sore throat may be related to a number of reasons, including reflux (GERD) and allergies. You should see your doctor to see if you can be test ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Not usually: Fever is often a symptom of certain cancers, such as lymphomas, but not often of carcinomas. It is possible, however. More often, depressed immunity ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Lung Cancer: Lung cancer is not contagious. But, the reasons people get lung cancer (smoking, chemical exposure, and genetics) can lead to other family members al ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The tonsil is a: Location that houses lymphoid tissues called "tonsils", but the hpv virus inhabits the lining squamous mucosa of the throat, and the tonsils are part ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Chewing tobacco: Tobacco can cause mouth cancer when chewed, and cancer in the rest of the respiratory tract when smoked. With an increased risk of cancer anywhere tob ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Ebv is an etiologic factor in nasopharyngeal cancer. But there are other unknown factors, as ebv is universal but nasopharyngeal carcinoma has restri ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Mechanical irritation of the throat is totally unrelated to the development of throat cancer. Previously most throat cancers were caused by poor nour ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Extremely rare: ...But not impossible. The youngest person in the U.S. To be diagnosed was a 10 yr old girl. She presented with an itch of her breast and her mom no ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
HPV infection is: Quite common, but development of cancer is quite rare. These cancers are more frequent in older pateints, but can occur in the 20's.
A female asked:
Dr. Tri Nguyen
45 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes it can.: Tonsil cancer presents as a mass, ulcer or swelling of the tonsil. It can be infected and look like tonsillitis. But tonsillitis itself does not beces ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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

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