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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Having difficulty swallowing, sore throat and have 2 lumps on my neck. Had them for years. Cancer?

Having difficulty swallowing, sore throat and have 2 lumps on my neck. Had them for years. Cancer?

Get seen: Stable lumps don't worry me, but persistent sore throat does. I'm less concerned about cancer than about other diseases -- even a vasculitis can do this. Best wishes. ...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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2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen.Oral cancer?

2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen.Oral cancer?

Oral lesion: At 16 years old, it is highly doubtful that you have cancer. There can be some lesions which might need excision. See an ENT or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer?  I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear.  Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Yes: A chest ct is a very good test for finding lung cancer because it looks inside the lungs. The shoulder/clavicle pain could be coming from the spine in your neck. If you still have pain, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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I've dipped lightly for 2 months now but stopped. I've got a clicking noise when I swallow, sore throat and lump feeling. Cancer?

I've dipped lightly for 2 months now but stopped. I've got a clicking noise when I swallow, sore throat and lump feeling. Cancer?

Unlikely, but...: Dipping can cause a number of changes within and around the oral cavity - short-term could cause changes in amount of saliva (more/less), soreness/lymph node enlargement - also possible w/ infections. Over the long term, cancer is always a concern. For someone who dipped for a total of 2 months their entire lifetime, the risk is higher than never but arguably less than someone dipping for years. ...Read more

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Are their any other causes than cancer that can cause a lump in tongue and a sore throat than cancer? Im 16 and im petrified. Doc said def not cancer

Are their any other causes than cancer that can cause a lump in tongue and a sore throat than cancer? Im 16 and im petrified. Doc said def not cancer

Unlikely cancer: Tongue, mouth & throat cancer are all very rare especially in someone your age. Cancer is usually painless & does not cause a sore throat. Oral cancer is most common in adults who chew tobacco or other products as in the middle east or asia. U most likely have a minor infection of tongue or throat. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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