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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From Throat Cancer

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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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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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How long is it supposed to it take for someone to die from throat cancer?

How long is it supposed to it take for someone to die from throat cancer?

Depends...: ...On the stage of the cancer and the general health of the patient. Many early stage throat cancers can be cured. ...Read more

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What is the risk of death if throat cancer is found in very early stages?

What is the risk of death if throat cancer is found in very early stages?

Low: Very early stage of head and neck cancer is curable . I am glad that you don't smoke. A couple of more things you can do- decrease your alcohol intake and hpv vaccination for you. ...Read more

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This bland diet for lpr is if for life for just until it fixes? I rather die of throat cancer then live 30-40 more years eating that nasty bland diet

This bland diet for lpr is if for life for just until it fixes? I rather die of throat cancer then live 30-40 more years eating that nasty bland diet

Quality of life: Nobody can force you to comply. There are a variety of options in any case, including general physical conditioning and meds, as well as a less radical limited diet. Good choices are seldom the key to recovery from illness, and "pop"!advice I have seen online on bland diet looks hokey to me. Get with an evidence-based gastroenterologist or two. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop HPV throat cancer in a year? I have an itchy throat with some throat pain. I am very worried that I will die.

Is it possible to develop HPV throat cancer in a year?
I have an itchy throat with some throat pain. I am very worried that I will die.

Yes: Oralcontact with HPV is not uncommon as a sexually transmitted virus. The H&N is an increasing site for lesions related to the virus to develop. Within a 2 yr. period of time if lesion does not develop the virus is frequently eliminated. Oral exam is the best way to define a lesion. Such squamous lesions are sensitive to RT and chemo. Itchy throat more likely inflammatory. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer bad?

Is throat cancer bad?

Not necessarily.: Throat cancer usually is curable with radiation therapy (and sometimes chemo at the same time, occasionally surgery). It is important to be treated at a large cancer center with experience treating throat cancer. ...Read more

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What is throat cancer?

What is throat cancer?

The throat is: A complex anatomic site that begins at the tonsils and ends at the cricopharygeus muscle. Between lives the glottis (voice box), and the muscles and structures separating the airway from the swallowing tube. The base of the tongue dead-ends into the vallecula, and the epiglottis lives behind it: it closes when we swallow; opens to breathe or speak. Smoking/alcohol and hpv virus can cause ca. ...Read more

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Have I got throat cancer?

Have I got throat cancer?

Hope not: Without any symptoms or an exam who knows. If you are concerened see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes throat cancer?

What causes throat cancer?

Many causes: Smoking tobacco, alcohol abuse, hpv, ebv, asbestos exposure, and several other environmental causes, including radiation and hazardous material are related. Genetics also plays a role, with increased risk of developing cancer in patients with certain genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine 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