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Do doctors see a lot of patients with oropharyngeal cancer?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with oropharyngeal cancer?

Certain doctors do: Medical oncologist, radiation oncologists and ear nose and throat doctors see a lot of cases of oropharyngeal cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Do lots of people get oropharyngeal cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get oropharyngeal cancer, or is it unusual?

Not very common: Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas are relatively uncommon malignancies with approximately 123, 000 cases of oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer diagnosed worldwide each year. ...Read more

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Can a stage IV oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed?

Can a stage IV oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed?

See an Oral Surgeon: Oral cancer is a killer... Stage 4 is very advanced. You need to consult the best oral surgeon in your area. We recommend pre-cancer screenings to every dental patient. Oral cancer foundation is a national public service, non-profit with information available on prevention, education, surgery, causes, research. Donations are welcomed. www.oralcancerfoundation.org. ...Read more

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Could stage iva oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed?

Could stage iva oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed?

Yes: In general, yes. Prognosis poor. See a very experienced head and neck surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a picture of oropharyngeal cancer on the web somewhere?

Is there a picture of oropharyngeal cancer on the web somewhere?

OralCancerFoundation: Look at the www.Oralcancerfoundation.Org web site. Google squamous cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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Is there a substantial risk of contracting hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer from someone?

We don't know: It has only been fairly recently that we have had good evidence for a link between hpv infection in the oral pharyngeal area and cancer. It is unclear what the real risk is and whether contact with someone with either hpv or hpv-associated cancer can lead to transmission. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer from someone? Does anyone know?

What is the risk of contracting hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer from someone? Does anyone know?

Increasing: In the past 20 years, hpv went from being present in 16% of oral cancers to over 75%. This is likely due to earlier onset of sexual activity, having more sexual partners, and the misconception that oral sex is "safe". The majority of the oral cancers are caused by high risk hpv type 16. Getting one of the two vaccines currently available between the age of 9-26 will reduce this in the future. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for oropharyngeal cancer?

What do you recommend for oropharyngeal cancer?

It depends: It depends on the staging. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are modalities that we use to treat oropharyngeal cancer. Whether one needs chemotherapy first prior to surgery then surgery or chemo and radiation only -or surgery and chemo/radiation etc- all will depend on the stage. Multiple disciplines/specialties many times are required. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of oropharyngeal cancer?

What are the early symptoms of oropharyngeal cancer?

Anything: Cancer can have no symptoms at all or can have areas of soreness and difficulty in performing everyday functions, such as eating, talking, etc. If you have any concerns at all, it is best to visit your dentist or ENT physician so he/she can rule out any possibilities of cancer. ...Read more

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Is oropharyngeal cancer curable?

Yes: Oropharyngeal cancer is potentially curable, depending on the stage. It is treated either by surgical removal of the tumor, or with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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