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Can a 17 yr old male teen get throat cancer? If so what would the prominent symptoms be?

Can a 17 yr old male teen get throat cancer? If so what would the prominent symptoms be?

Possible: Throat cancer in the pediatric age group is possible, but rare. Symptoms might include difficulty or pain with swallowing, a rapidly increasing mass, difficulty speaking, difficulty breathing, drooling, persistent and/or worsening throat pain. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old male and I've been smoking about 4 cigarettes a day for 2 months, if I quit now will I get throat cancer?

I'm an 18 year old male and I've been smoking about 4 cigarettes a day for 2 months, if I quit now will I get throat cancer?

If you quit now...: ...The chances of you getting a whole bunch of nasty diseases (of which throat cancer is one) go way, way down. ...Read more

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38 yr male. Thyrodectomy for ptc 2 years. Smoke pot. 7mm nodule on thyroid bed found. Is this related to ptc recurrence or can it be throat cancer?

38 yr male. Thyrodectomy for ptc 2 years. Smoke pot. 7mm nodule on thyroid bed found. Is this related to ptc recurrence or can it be throat cancer?

Either: I'd encourage you to stop smoking; it's just not good for you. Both throat and ptc can spread to the lymph nodes in your central neck, but given your history, ptc seems more likely. A serum thyroglobulin, thyroid scan, and a thyroid needle biopsy can get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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How common is throat cancer in 27 yr old female? Sore throat glands are swollen and lump feelig in throat with pain for 3 weeks! Hard to swallow too

How common is throat cancer in 27 yr old female? Sore throat glands are swollen and lump feelig in throat with pain for 3 weeks! Hard to swallow too

Most throat: Cancer was in the older, smoking, drinking population. Today the hpv assocaited throat cancers can be in younger, non smokers and non- drinkers. Get assessed by an otolaryngologist, . ...Read more

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Can a male only get throat cancer from hpv if oral sex was done?

Can a male only get throat cancer from hpv if oral sex was done?

No, not true: Throat cancer due to HPV is on the rise, but still uncommon. Cancer-causing HPV types (mostly HPV16) are common in persons who have performed oral sex frequently, but also common in people with no oral sex. People should not avoid oral sex in order to prevent cancer. Get vaccinated against HPV and then no worries, unless previously exposed. HPV throat cancer occurs mostly age 50 and older. ...Read more

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Can an eighteen year old get throat cancer?

Can an eighteen year old get throat cancer?

Esophageal cancer: It would be incredibly rare for someone to get throat cancer at 18 yrs. The majority of cases occur in people over 60 yrs old. There are some behaviors that can leave one at higher risk: heavy smoking and heavy alcohol use (shouldn't be a factor in an 18 yr old). Chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease, hpv virus. The list goes on. ...Read more

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How can a 14 year old teen develope throat cancer?

How can a 14 year old teen develope throat cancer?

It's rare.: Throat cancer is very rare in teenagers. The most common age of throat cancer patients is 50-70 years. However, certain risk factors, such as smoking, alcohol use, gastroesophageal reflux, and exposure to chemicals, can promote earlier development. ...Read more

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Is it likely for an 18yr old to get throat cancer?

Is it likely for an 18yr old to get throat cancer?

No, but anyone can: No, but anyone can. If you have sore throat or trouble swallowing that has not inproved in 4 weeks, see an ent. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 22 year old get throat cancer?

Please tell me, could a 22 year old get throat cancer?

Uncommon, but possib: Throat cancer commonly affects adults but anyone of age bove 20 years can have any of the common cancers. ...Read more

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25 year old male, feeling of lump on base of throat. No sore throat, light cough. Drinker, not smoker. Chances of throat cancer?

25 year old male, feeling of lump on base of throat. No sore throat, light cough. Drinker, not smoker. Chances of throat cancer?

Possibly: A lesion of the base of the throat or base of tongue adjacent to epiglottis may be Ca of tongue. Biospy indicated. To reach that site surgically, if surgeon suspicious on exam if to use transhyoid pharyngotomy where hyoid is resected and base of tongue is immediately exposed for usually excisional bx. ...Read more

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What are the realistic chance of a 22 year old to get throat cancer? I have this minor ache in my throat only noticeable when I swallow hard

What are the realistic chance of a 22 year old to get throat cancer? I have this minor ache in my throat only noticeable when I swallow hard

Possible: Check it out anyway with your family doctor and perhaps with ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist as well -- do you smoke? ...Read more

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Exactly how rare is throat cancer in a 22 year old I don't drink or smoke?

Exactly how rare is throat cancer in a 22 year old I don't drink or smoke?

Increasing recently.: Other than tobacco-smoking, hpv (human papilloma virus) is increasingly the cause of throat cancer.

For more details refer to
http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/cancer_of_the_mouth_and_throat/page2_em. Htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

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How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

How many teens are aware that oral sex can cause throat cancer?

Obviously Not enough: This topic should be covered as part of sexual education for teenagers. I am treating now a very young patient with hpv+ tonsillar cancer. The incidence of hpv+ head and neck cancer continues to increase and this is not something that can be underestimated. ...Read more

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How rare is throat cancer in a 25 year old female caused by hpv?

How rare is throat cancer in a 25 year old female caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of the older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of throat cancer caused by Acid Reflux?

What are typical symptoms of throat cancer caused by Acid Reflux?

See below: Acid reflux is not a known cause of throat cancer.
To learn about symptoms of throat cancer, please consult this site:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/oral-and-throat-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20042850
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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If you have HPV and ur spouse wants to give oral can they get throat cancer?

If you have HPV and ur spouse wants to give oral can they get throat cancer?

HPV: If you have hpv the overwhelming odds are that your spouse has the virus as well. If you have a strain that is implicated in causing malignancy it is certainly possible that this can occur. Would strongly recommend getting the hpv vaccine. If you want to know whether you have hpv see your gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are there over 4x more cases of hpv-induced throat cancer in men than women?

Why are there over 4x more cases of hpv-induced throat cancer in men than women?

Jumping Conclusions: There are more cases of throat cancer in men. Hpv is one of the causes of throat cancer. Does not mean there are more hpv induced throat cancer in men. Additional causes (some may make hpv induced more likely) include smoking, alcohol, poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, smokeless tobacco, etc., all more likely in men. Further studies need to be done to determine if hpv is the main cause. ...Read more

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What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

Not a whole lot: Men gave the HPV to women in the 1st place.
Then oral sex is a way for men to get it back
young people of both sexes up to age 20 need to get vaccinated against HPV.
older or those who already have it, vaccine is not helpful
so avoid oral sex or use condoms is the only answer for your question.
hope this helps ...Read more

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I have same symptoms in tonsillitis and Throat cancer I'm 20 and smoke occasionally scared its cancer?

I have same symptoms in tonsillitis and Throat cancer I'm 20 and smoke occasionally scared its cancer?

Quit smoking: If you smoke you will be taking a risk for developing throat Cancer. If you have scare/fear of Cancer then you have to adopt a healthy lifestyle which means eat healthy and avoid dangerous chemicals like tobacco and alcohol use. Sore throat from tonsillitis will settle down by itself in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 21 and nearly I have smoked 200 cigarettes since last 2 years I am having pain in my throat from the last time I smoke can I get throat cancer?

I am 21 and nearly I have smoked 200 cigarettes since last 2 years I am having pain in my throat from the last time I smoke can I get throat cancer?

Stop it, buddy: Those things are irritating your throat. You're flirting with the roughest addiction in all of medicine, and the one most likely to kill you. Don't be stupid. Throw those things away now. You haven't given yourself cancer yet -- but play chicken with cancer for a few more years, and you very well might. ...Read more

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I'm 20, light smoker 1 year, scared I got throat cancer. I've had a neck and throat exam, and a CBC, all clean but still have some symptoms. WDY think?

I'm 20, light smoker 1 year, scared I got throat cancer. I've had a neck and throat exam, and a CBC, all clean but still have some symptoms. WDY think?

Not enough: Unfortunately you did not include the most important part, your symptoms. Hard to comment otherwise, but other diagnoses are more likely, given your age. Would still suggest quitting smoking, since that is a predisposing factor. ...Read more

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Cortisone fixes my hoarse voice. I get hoarse a few times a year. What is the chance that it is throat cancer?

Not likely: If the hoarseness were from cancer it would not go away even with cortisone treatment. You should consult your doctor to avoid further damage. If you smoke or use tobacco in any form, quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

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Can I request an indirect pharynoscopy at ENT appt so I don't have to wait for a scope appt? Worried about throat cancer due to symptoms I'm having

Can I request an indirect pharynoscopy at ENT appt so I don't have to wait for a scope appt? Worried about throat cancer due to symptoms I'm having

ENT cancer at 24: An ENT cancer at your age would be extremely rare. Just meet with your ENT and follow their suggestions. There are many benign conditions and you likely have one. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation. How do I get rid of this sensation and if I have cancer can you kill the mutated cells?

Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation. How do I get rid of this sensation and if I have cancer can you kill the mutated cells?

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. I don't know the cause of the sensation that there is a lump in your throat. If you are a heavy smoker or heavy drinker those can increase risks. The only way to be able to tell is to be evaluated. An otolaryngologist can examine the throat (which can be hard for most people to visualize on themself) and determine if there is a mass. If there is, he or she will be able to provide you with a plan to further evaluate your condition. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 17 old. Have had dry and irritated throat for 4 months. I have tonsil stones. And allergies. I smoked ecig about 6 months. I have quit. Throat cancer?

Very much: Doubt that you have throat cancer at age 17 years old. But continue to stay away from e-cigarettes, allergens & smoke. Your physician can check for cause of irritation of throat. ...Read more

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Persistant sore throat for 6 months and blood from throat and nose could this be symptoms of throat cancer. No lump like feeling in neck only pain.

Persistant sore throat for 6 months and blood from throat and nose could this be symptoms of throat cancer. No lump like feeling in neck only pain.

Possibly: Symptoms of throat cancer do include a sore throat that doesn't go away as well as occasional bleeding. Although throat cancer is not common in a young person who has never smoked, it is becoming more frequent due to human papilloma virus (HPV). There are other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, but any sore throat that persists for months should certainly be evaluated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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If you are a light smoker for a year could u get throat cancer? And also 16 years of age?

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. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

See below: A hoarse voice, difficulty or pain with swallowing, or swelling in the neck due to involved lymph nodes can all be signs. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get throat cancer from smoking?

How long does it take to get throat cancer from smoking?

Years: Smoking can cause many cancers. There is no data to predict how long it will take to cause cancer, like throat cancer. But the longer you smoke, the more chance you will get cancer. So it is better to quit smoking asap. ...Read more

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Can a man get throat cancer by having oral sex with a wo?

Can a man get throat cancer by having oral sex with a wo?

Possible: If you consider transmission of human papilloma virus which studies have linked to cancer. If your partner has hpv, consult with your physician regarding risks.

Smoking, excessive drinking, exposure to asbestos and hpv are all causes of throat cancer. ...Read more

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What is the likeliness that a 20 year old has throat cancer?

Throat cancer: Unlikely unless heavy drinker, smoker, has severe chemical mucosal burn, or immune defieciency. We are seeing a spike in young people esp. Males with HPV 16 squamous cell carcinoma secondary to oral sex. All children over 12 should be vaccinated with Gardasil. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the odds of a teen developing throat cancer?

Doctors, what are the odds of a teen developing throat cancer?

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. Would see your pcp or an ENT to have them first evaluate. Many other things can cause weird throat symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true you can get oral/throat cancer from too much oral sex?

Not exactly too much: If your partner has hpv (genital warts) there is an increase in your general risk for throat cancer. Things like smoking and alcohol can make this worse. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of throat cancer and is it treatable?

What can be initial symptoms of throat cancer and is it treatable?

Sx & tx: Sxs of throat cancer can include sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, ear pain, problems swallowing & a mass/ lesion that isn’t healing. Fatigue & weight loss may eventually develop. Throat cancer is often treatable. You should see your otolaryngologist to determine if you have throat cancer & what type it is if you do. The ENT surgeon should be able to supply you information on possible tx option. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer uncommon in a 40 male and is it uncommon in the uk?

Head and neck ca: Especially in oral cancer- the incidence of hpv related oral cancer is increasing and now becoming more common- especially at younger age population- I am talking about age of 30's-40's. The usual head and neck cancer that is associated with alcohol and cigarette smoking occurs more commonly at older age between 55-70 year old. I think, the incidence is pretty much the same as here in the usa. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer rare at 40 male and is it uncommon in the uk and usa?

Is throat cancer rare at 40 male and is it uncommon in the uk and usa?

It is uncommon..: There is an increasing number of younger patients in the europe and us diagnosed with throat cancer. Human papilloma virus has been a culprit, through viral transmission and oral sex.
Other risk factors are smoking and alcohol. Patients with viral etiology have better prognosis. Treatment includes radiation and/or surgery for early stages and can be curative. Chemo is included for advanced dis. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Do I have throat cancer or just anxiety?

Please can I get some advice? Do I have throat cancer or just anxiety?

How could we...: ...Possibly tell? You have not given a single piece of information and none of us here is psychic. If you have any concern, please see your family doctor/ent. ...Read more

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I heard human papilomavirus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

Throat: HPV related cancers of the mouth, throat and larynx are on the rise and may be spread by oral sex. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to get throat cancer from using dip tobacco?

Please explain if it is possible to get throat cancer from using dip tobacco?

I guess it is: .....Possible although you would be more concerned about cancer of the lip or tongue, the areas in direct contact with it. Please, don't do it. It is risky and in my opinion a truly disgusting habit. Even if you don't get cancer, you can damage your teeth and gums, and kill your smile. ...Read more

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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more