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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cancer: While cancer can happen at any age, most oral cancers occur after the age of 50. The biggest risk factors or smoking and alcohol. Hope this helps
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Over 50: Usually over 50. Can occur at any age. See oral surgeon or ENt doc of you are worried.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Age is not a reason to forego possible curative therapy. Much will depend upon the nature and extent of the cancer itself.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Oral cancer: typically affects smokers older than 50 years of age, but also presenting at a younger age, particularly in nonsmokers. Most oral cancers begin in the ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. Very curable if caught in early stages
A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Mouth cancer: smoked 7times in my life añd my age is 18.will I get mouth cancer .I had white lines inside my cheek.what to do now? ANS: Not from this amount of smok ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Oral cancer: Your information makes me think that your chances of currently having oral cancer is extremely remote. White lines can be occlusal land or lichen pla ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Remarkably low: Your first statement is the gospel truth: you need to calm down. Head/neck or lung cancer are very uncommon in young folks like you. That said, it i ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Go to Hollings: They have an excellent h&n team that will explain benefit of surgery, chemotherapy and xrt...All 80 year olds are not the same, and there are biothera ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
42 years experience Dentistry
Tobacco and alcohol: Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol can lead to oral cancer. A recent study showed that over 90% of oral cancers were associated with combin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Low: In the absence of family history of early onset cancers, your risk of cancer is low at age 25. However, cancer is not the only risk from smoking and y ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oral tobacco use: The majority of tonsillar cancers are related to the use of tobacco products, including chewing tobacco. Heavy alcohol use increases the risk in toba ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Tonsil CA increasing: Tonsil cancer is rare : <0.5% of all cancers but occurs mainly in smokers/drinkers. The number of cases worldwide have been increasing, possibly linke ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Bulging lump: Usually, it shows up as a lump on the side of the throat in the back. It can be painful or pain less. If the tonsil looks swollen, red, or irregular ... Read More
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