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Can You Get Throat Cancer If You Don't Smoke
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
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
Why is there a cough with throat cancer? Is it possible to get throat cancer at 25. I smoked hookah a lot for a year. I have never had sex so no hpv.
This is risky: I am glad you are waiting for real love. Please stop the hookah stuff. It is flirting with a very dangerous addiction. A Chronic cough needs to be evaluated by a physician. Throat cancer is unlikely but there is a lot else to worry about. You are fortunate to live in a free country. Don't let tobacco enslave you. Read more
Cancer development: Cancer comes in many different "flavors" that can be variable in the specific time course for development. Most throat cancers require several genetic changes over many years or deca. Once the genetic changes occur, it still takes often years before the cancer reaches a size to be detected. So, behaviors or exposures in younger years (smoking, for example) make the difference in later cancer rate 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
Cancer symptoms: The growth rate for different types of cancer differ widely. Some cancers are believed to be present for years before symptoms appear, while others in sensitive locations appear very early. Rapidly growing tumors in sensitive locations may appear very soon after starting. Most throat cancers are squamous cancers which grow more slowly so many months might pass before sx. Read more
Needs attention: First you should stop smoking especially you know that it causes cancer. Any swollen lymph gland (if it is is a) concern, needs exam by your doctor if it I due to throat infection will treat you with antibiotics and local care other wise will refer you to ENT specialist for endoscopic examination. Read more
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">
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
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
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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