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can teenagers get oral or throat cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Possibly, not likely: This kind of cancer usually presnts after age 50. But tobacco use (also smokeless) and alcohol use are risk factors, so if a teenager does a lot of these things, amd they are really susceptable, they could get it.
Answered on Aug 26, 2012
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It is possible for anyone to get anything. This risk of this happning is extremly small, but it is possible.
Answered on Aug 13, 2016
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Thanks for adding to my answer.
Apr 6, 2012

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