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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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Can your local gp see if you have throat cancer or not for diagnosis?

Can your local gp see if you have throat cancer or not for diagnosis?

ENT specialist: Detailed examination of the throat is not an easy procedure. A gp may detect easily observable cancer, however, if it is concern at all, you should see a ear nose throat specialist. ...Read more

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Can you gp be accurate if he gives you a exam looking in your throat and feeling around you havent got throat cancer what percent thanks dr?

Can you gp be accurate if he gives you a exam looking in your throat and feeling around you havent got throat cancer what percent thanks dr?

Not complete: If you have risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use along with symptoms of lump sensation in throat, hoarseness, food sticking, soreness, bleeding, you should see an otolaryngologist to evaluate your throat with a flexible scope in the office. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have throat cancer. I get acid reflux a lot and im only 18. Pleasr advise what to do. I go to my gp too often i fear?

I'm worried I have throat cancer. I get acid reflux a lot and im only 18. Pleasr advise what to do. I go to my gp too often i fear?

Talk to your doctor: Throat cancer is very rare in 18 year olds and acid reflux is not a common symptom of throat cancer. There are many much more common causes of reflux. One should always see his or her doctor if there are worries like these and to help relieve the reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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What test do I need to see if I have throat cancer?

What test do I need to see if I have throat cancer?

Start with an exam: You should see your primary care provider, who will listen to your sysmptoms and perform a throat examination. If necessary, your pcp will refer you to a otolaryngologist for a more comprehensive exam. ...Read more

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Would u know if u had throat cancer? Would a scope see signs of it?

Would u know if u had throat cancer? Would a scope see signs of it?

Throat cancers: Usually present with pain, swallowing or voice change, with or without a lump (node) in the neck. Common in people taht smoke and drink over the age of 50, but increasing with hpv in folks even in their 20's. The "scope" is best done by ENT doc, not the er or gp office. They need to refer you, if necessary, after a history and an exam. ...Read more

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I have a 7mm node. If it was throat cancer would the ultrasound see that as well? Or just the node. Thanks.

I have a 7mm node. If  it was throat cancer would the ultrasound see that as well?  Or just the  node. Thanks.

No, only a node: A 7mm node is still within normal limits. I may be seen with an ultrasound. If there is concern for cancer and you are high risk, such as smoking you should be evaluated by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Would you be able to see if a patient had throat cancer if doing an upper endoscopy? How sure can you be you don't have throat cancer when result neg?

Would you be able to see if a patient had throat cancer if doing an upper endoscopy? How sure can you be you don't have throat cancer when result neg?

Perhaps: An upper endoscopy is a fiberoptic procedure typically administered by a gastroenterologist. The patient is usually sedated and lying down. The goal of this procedure is to look at the upper GI tract. A better exam to evaluate for laryngeal or pharyngeal cancer is a flexible fiberoptic laryngosocpy. This is performed by an head and neck surgeon. It is a smaller scope passed through the nose. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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