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Can I Trust Ct Scan To Have Found Throat Cancer
3months feels like something stuck in throat no other symptoms is this a common sign of mouth or throat cancer? Smoker. Neg CT scan of soft tiss neck
Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It appears that you don't have an enlarged thyroid gland or other mass because of the ct, making cancer unlikely. It can be related to acid reflux (gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr). Some people require mo's of twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia, so see an ent/laryngologist. ...Read more
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
Had an MRI scan on head and neck, was wondering would the scan show any tumors or cancer such as brain tumor lymphoma throat cancer etc?
Yes: Yes, it would be very sensitive for detecting cancers in the regions scanned. ...Read more
I have had an MRI, Thyroid Ultrasound and now a CT w/ &w/o contrast. Determination, multinodular goiter. 2 complex one on each side. 1.6cm and 1.3cm. Am I correct in thinking these need to be biopsied? No thyroid cancer in family, but throat cancer, an
Vague question: "throat cancer" is a vague layman's term which can encompass many different problems. In general, most head and neck "throat cancers" are squamous cell cancers, which are commonly associated with smoking, drinking and hpv infection. They can occur anywhere there is squamous mucosa: tongue, tonsil, palate, throat, larynx, etc. See you ENT for an exam or screening. ...Read more
Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.
No clear answer:
While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years.
Here is a good overview on throat cancer
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer. ...Read more
See a doc: Preferably an ENT who can do the proper evaluation. If you smoke, chew, or dip...Stop. ...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 more
No such thing: There is no such thing as localized chemo for throat cancer. Localized treatment for throat cancer would be in the form of radiation or surgery. In head and neck cancer, chemo is given intravenously as a systemic treatment- not as an injection directly to the cancer. I don't know if injecting chemo to the mass directly will be beneficial. For sure, it will make it bleed and risk for infection. ...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
Sounds like phobias: Cancer from smoking generally requires decades (not months) of smoking. It sounds to me like an unnatural fear or phobia. If it is worrying you, see your doctor and/or get a referral for an ENT physician to exam you for reassurance. If you still have this fear, talking to a therapist/counselor may be helpful. Congratulations on stopping. Keep it that way and good luck!!! ...Read more
Greater picture.: It's doubtful that you'd get throat cancer from smoking cigarettes for a short time. However, my greater concern would be that you continue smoking in the long term, either due to personal choice, peer pressure or even addiction. In that sense, long term smoking could lead to throat and lung cancer. Good that you quit, but please don't start again. Just walk away. ...Read more
Nobody knows: While throat cancer is conspicuously increased in tobacco smokers, there's not enough data yet for weed smokers. It's often synergistic with alcohol. If the risk were huge, we'd probably know it by now. Life's a matter of weighing risks and benefits. This is your business. There are other ways of getting a cannabis buzz if this is what you want. ...Read more
Hydrate: Ensure good clear liquid intake, avoid irritants to both pharynx & esophagus like alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, carbonated beverages, dairy. Guaifenesin in liquid or pill form can thin mucus. Natural lozenges, ginger can help & also some spices can decrease mucus balanced by irritation. ...Read more
Anaplastic thyroid: Anaplastic thyroid cancer is rare however it is a very agressive type of thyroid cancer. The best treatment is surgery- with total removal of the thyroid gland and resection of the lymph gland on the neck around it. Radiation therapy following surgery is given for local control. For advance stage- chemo vs. Clinical trials using medicine eg- sorafenib/tyrosine kinase inhibitor or m-tor inhibitor ...Read more
Smoking yes: Singing isn't the problem. Smoking is. If you want to significantly increase your chances of getting all types of cancer keep smoking. Every time you light up you are risking your life. Not only cancer, but heart disease and stroke. And if that were not enough it makes you look prematurely old messing up your skin. I know its hard to do, but, your life does depend on it. ...Read more
Not true: Of oral cavity tumors, throat Cai least frequent with Ca tonue, floor of mouth more common. The throat is the oropharynx. Back of throat extends below epiglottis as hypopharynx. Oropharyngeal squamous Ca is ulcerating tumor with some pain but no true obstruction to swallowing. Neck nodes appear and some bleeding noted. Liquids and most food pass easily unless lesion large in hypopharynx ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
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