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What is the cancer of nose and throat?

What is the cancer of nose and throat?

Two separate areas: You might mean "what is cancer of head and neck" nose and throat maybe grouped together due to the specialist that most commonly diagnoses the patient with head and neck cancer, otolaryngologist or ENT (ear nose throat doctor). ...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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My brother in law has stage 4 cancer spread from nose to throat and neck, but not any futher has had chemo and radiotherpy ( 6 weeks), if cured what chances of coming back, at this is stage what percentage does cure it if any?

My brother in law has stage 4 cancer spread from nose to throat and neck, but not any futher has had chemo and  radiotherpy ( 6 weeks), if cured what chances of coming back, at this is stage what percentage does cure it if any?

Need more info: Even with stage 4 head and neck cancers, some patient do survive. Survival depends in part on the site of origin. For nasopharynx cancers, the seer data (from the national cancer institute) show 37% of patients still alive 10 years after diagnosis. Other sites of origin are better, or worse, than that number. These data are for patients diagnosed between 1988 and 2001. 2012 data may be better. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

No: Lung cancer is not in the nose. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, irritations in the nose are from minor problems. This nosebleed can drain downward especially at night and cause blood streaked sputum. Sinusitis can be helped with antibiotics. ...Read more

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For many yrs used face wash that had triclosan in it.Am i at more risk of nasal/throat cancer?Sometimes got in mouth and in nose from washing face.

For many yrs used face wash that had triclosan in it.Am i at more risk of nasal/throat cancer?Sometimes got in mouth and in nose from washing face.

Stop worrying: Trislosan is a widely-used, apparently harmless chemical that degrades after being discarded into a form of dioxan that is not one of the forms that has toxicity or is supposed to be linked to cancer. Any chemical can be "shown to be harmful for this-and-that" if used in artificial conditions in labs. I am sorry that anyone troubled you over this. ...Read more

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Can Ear Nose and Throat specialists treat thyroid disorders or cancer? And can a thyroid specialist also treat thyroid problems?

Yes and no: The person to treat thyroid cancer is a head and neck surgeon. If an ENT physician is trained to do radical H&N surgery especially if the lesion is metastatic to nodes or invades jugular and laryngeal cartilage then he should be able to do the surgery. Many ENT practices do not offer enough experience for handling the more difficult surgery. As for a thyroid specialist most are endocrinologists ...Read more

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When I eat foods feel stuck n my throat. ENT doc put a lil scoop down my nose n my throat n red it was red/swollen. Could this lead to Cancer the refl?

When I eat foods feel stuck n my throat. ENT doc put a lil scoop down my nose n my throat n red it was red/swollen. Could this lead to Cancer the refl?

Technically yes.: reflux is associated with the development of atypical cells in the esophagus (Barrett's Esophagus). you might want a more detailed consult on this sent to my inbox. ...Read more

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For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose & i clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

Probably not: The most common cause of blood in the nose and after clearing your throat would be a nose bleed. Lung cancer is exceedingly rare in 29 year olds, and this would not be a common way for it to present. ...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

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more