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Can A 17 Yr Old Male Teen Get Throat Cancer If So What Would The Prominent Symptoms Be
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I’m a 28 year old male and I’m fearful that I may have throat cancer. I’ve coughed up small amounts of blood in my mucus for 3-4 years. 8x a year?
Not throat cancer:
you could have a chronic inflammatory disease of lungs.
check with your doctor for that. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
20 years old female, smoking and drinking for a year.I have sore throat and small little ball, like the one you get from HPV throat cancer.
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">
Hi im a male age 17. I had a feeling of something stuck in the back of my throat for 2 years. Is this 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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