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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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What to do if do I have throat cancer or just anxiety?

What to do if do I have throat cancer or just anxiety?

You Need eval: To determine what is causing your symptoms. Don't put yourself through this agony when assessment can answer this question. Take care. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Do I have throat cancer or just anxiety?

Please can I get some advice? Do I have throat cancer or just anxiety?

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

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Do I have throat cancer? What are these bumps in my throat? They have been there for about 2 months now

Do I have throat cancer? What are these bumps in my throat? They have been there for about 2 months now

See a doc: At 18, it would be unlikely for you to have cancer but only a proper physical exam will tell. Take this opportunity (or scare?) to think about your tobacco use. That's one of the worse things you can do to your body, bro. Best to you. ...Read more

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Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation that is worse in the afternoon but better in the morning and evening.

Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation that is worse in the afternoon but better in the morning and evening.

Common things being.: Common, it would be very unusual for a healthy, non-smoking 19 year old to have throat cancer. It would much more likely be something like an infection or chronic allergies. Alas, i cannot see in your throat from here, so it might be a good idea to have your doctor look in, so you can learn for sure what the cause is. ...Read more

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Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation. How do I get rid of this sensation and if I have cancer can you kill the mutated cells?

Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation. How do I get rid of this sensation and if I have cancer can you kill the mutated cells?

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. I don't know the cause of the sensation that there is a lump in your throat. If you are a heavy smoker or heavy drinker those can increase risks. The only way to be able to tell is to be evaluated. An otolaryngologist can examine the throat (which can be hard for most people to visualize on themself) and determine if there is a mass. If there is, he or she will be able to provide you with a plan to further evaluate your condition. Take care. ...Read more

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Im 22 with a hoarse voice but no throat pain or fever do I have throat cancer? I don't smoke or drink but occasionally been around smoke

Im 22 with a hoarse voice but no throat pain or fever do I have throat cancer? I don't smoke or drink but occasionally been around smoke

See an ENT: A horse voice can result from many causes.A good look at your vocal cords by an ENT can help define the probable cause. It could be something like a vocal cord nodule or chronic ge reflux. Treatment is more successful when you have the best data to design a plan. ...Read more

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Im 16 and have a sore throat with pain in my ears and cough. I cough mucus. Do I have throat cancer?

Im 16 and have a sore throat with pain in my ears and cough. I cough mucus. Do I have throat cancer?

Highly unlikely: With these symptoms, the most likely diagnoses are respiratory infections. Call yourdoctor / primary care practitioner to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Until then, reassure yourself that what you are experiencing is something that almost certainly will pass. Your doctor likely will determine if you have a viral or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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