A 25-year-old female asked:
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if you are a light smoker for a year could u get throat cancer? and also 16 years of age?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: that would be highly unusual, and pretty close to impossible. However, there are other causes of cancer in any part of the body including the throat. Lymphoma can occur there, and have really nothing to do with smoking or other known risk factors. You don't say why you are concerned, but you need to present those symptoms to your doctor. If it is hoarseness, that is common, and goes away.
Answered on Jul 31, 2018

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