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How do doctors tell if its cancer in your throat or allergies?

How do doctors tell if its cancer in your throat or allergies?

See a physician : For that level of concern you need to see a physician for diagnosis, hopefully of allergies or other non-cancerous conditions. ...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 you get a sore throat only on the left side with esophagus cancer or would your entire throat hurt?

Can you get a sore throat only on the left side with esophagus cancer or would your entire throat hurt?

Sore throat is not a: It is not a common symptom of cancer of the esophagus because, by definition, throat is a part of the pharynx....Esophagus begins further down where the boundary of throat finishes. Sore throat can be more severe on one side but it typically involves both sides especially if it is due to viruses like the cold virus. Radiotherapy on one side of the neck can be the cause of a ones sided sore-throat. ...Read more

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Possible i could have oral cancer? but would your tongue and throat hurt at same time? i also have ear pain, jaw pain, throat stings hard to swallow

Possible i could have oral cancer?  but would your tongue and throat hurt at same time?  i also have ear pain, jaw pain, throat stings hard to swallow

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation. ...Read more

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How is cancer of the throat treated?

How is cancer of the throat treated?

It depends: The treatment of throat cancer depends upon which cancer, specifically, it is. It also depends on the location and extent of the tumor. Some of these cancers are treated with local excision by an ENT surgeon, and some require more extensive treatment involving some combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. ...Read more

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Cancer of the throat is a smokers problem or everybody is at risk?

Cancer of the throat is a smokers problem or everybody is at risk?

Smoker got it worse: Throat cancer occur with everyone but smoker have an exponential increase compare to non smoker. ...Read more

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Could a throat culture detect cancer?

No: I don't see how it could, other than the person doing the swab noticing something suspicious during the procedure. ...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