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What causes throat cancer?

What causes throat cancer?

Many causes: Smoking tobacco, alcohol abuse, hpv, ebv, asbestos exposure, and several other environmental causes, including radiation and hazardous material are related. Genetics also plays a role, with increased risk of developing cancer in patients with certain genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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 clearly throat a lot cause throat cancer?

Can clearly throat a lot cause throat cancer?

No: Mechanical irritation of the throat is totally unrelated to the development of throat cancer. Previously most throat cancers were caused by poor nourishment from alcohol plus smoking. With the appearance of the HPV virus, this probably is a major implication in the appearance of squamous Ca of the throat. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the cause of throat cancer?

I'm wondering what is the cause of throat cancer?

Causes: The leading causes of throat cancer are tobacco, alcohol and infection with human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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Why does throat cancer cause horseness?

Why does throat cancer cause horseness?

Irritates Vocal Cord: The cancer or the treatment either can irritate the vocal chords. Some patients have permanent damage but most will resolve with time - though it can take months or years. A speech therapist can help once tretment is complete. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Yes: The germ that can trigger cervical cancer,hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile,anal and esophageal cancer, all of which take years to develop.The male may also carry the hpv and never have any problem with it, and never know they have it. ...Read more

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Does dipping cause throat cancer?

Does dipping cause throat cancer?

HPV virus Spread: Dipping isn’t exactly considered ‘safe’. There is a certain amount of risk to which both parties are exposed to, even during such a brief foray. Depending on the health of the participants, there could be some risk nonetheless ~ except of course if both parties are completely HIV and std-free. There is epidemiologic data available for increased risk of throat cancers with oral sex. ...Read more

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What oral sex can cause throat cancer?

Papilloma virus: Oral sex with infected individual can cause throat cancer. ...Read more

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Throat cancer cause pain to neck and shoulder?

Throat cancer cause pain to neck and shoulder?

In advanced cases: Advanced tumors of the larynx (voice box) and pharynx (inside of throat) can be associated with enlarged lymph nodes of the neck (which can sometimes be painful) or grow directly into the spinal structures. Persistent pain should be evaluated. A doctor can ask questions about your symptoms and do a physical exam to check for any injuries, illnesses, or activities that may be causing neck pain. ...Read more

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I heard human papilomavirus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

I heard human papilomavirus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

Throat: HPV related cancers of the mouth, throat and larynx are on the rise and may be spread by oral sex. ...Read more

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Can throat cancer cause fatigue?

Can throat cancer cause fatigue?

Yes, but: that would not be the main presenting feature of throat cancer. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-and-throat-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20042850
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

How common is HPV the cause of throat cancer?

Not common.: This is probably a rare cause. The most common causes are tobacco use (including smokeless) and alcohol use. ...Read more

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Is it true that throat cancer can be caused by hpv?

Is it true that throat cancer can be caused by hpv?

YES: Hpv type 16 is the one responsible for throat cancer. It is believe that it is due to oral sex. The good news is that cancers caused by this virus tend to respond better to treatment and are associated with better prognosis. It is standard practice now to evaluate all head/neck cancers for the presence of hpv 16. ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause throat cancer? How to avoid that?

Does oral sex cause throat cancer? How to avoid that?

In a word... yes: Oral sex can lead to throat cancer, does this by infection with HPV (Human papillomavirus). There are only a couple of strains that do this, however, and it is fairly rare. Best way to protect against it is not to have oral sex with multiple partners - this increases your risk of coming into contact with the "right" strain and causing throat cancer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is throat cancer rare in someone in their 20's caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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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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How rare is throat cancer in a 25 year old female caused by hpv?

How rare is throat cancer in a 25 year old female caused by hpv?

Quite Rare: Generally cancer and especially throat cancer has been a disease of the older men with history of tobacco and alcohol use. However, with the rise in hpv infections, incidence in younger people is rising. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of throat cancer caused by Acid Reflux?

What are typical symptoms of throat cancer caused by Acid Reflux?

See below: Acid reflux is not a known cause of throat cancer.
To learn about symptoms of throat cancer, please consult this site:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-and-throat-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20042850
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I make sure that im free from the throat cancer cause by the hpv?

How can I make sure that im free from the throat cancer cause by the hpv?

Exam: You can be sure by having an exam done by an ENT physician. Hpv infection affects many people but only very few get cancer related to it. ...Read more

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I'm worried that the condom could cause me to have throat cancer. Is this possible?

NO: Actually hpv can be on the genitals which can cause throat cancer, and condoms would help prevent this problem. ...Read more

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Does having an STD in the throat cause throat cancer or increase your risk?

Does having an STD in the throat cause throat cancer or increase your risk?

Probably: Certain types of infectious diseases, especially viral, can increase your risk of head and neck cancers. Similar to cervical cancer. However, patients with head and neck cancers thought to be related to viral infections generally have better clinical outcomes (when compared to head and neck cancers cause by tobacco, etc). ...Read more

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Could smoke inhalation from a house fire cause throat cancer?

Could smoke inhalation from a house fire cause throat cancer?

No: You're living in an ocean of carcinogens -- there's stuff in lemons and pepper that would be banned if they were artificial chemicals. Cancer is multistage process of molecular events. You'll never prove, and have little reason to believe, that a particular one-time exposure -- even if quite rough -- had anything to do with a particular cancer. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause throat cancer? What are my chances of getting it. So worried, please help.

Anxiety disorder: No not really. You are not even on meds for GERD. What is more worrisome is an 18 yo otherwise healthy male consumed with throat cancer. I believe you may have an anxiety disorder and would recommend talking to your doctor or seeking a qualified mental health provider. ...Read more

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What is most common cause of hoarseness in someone my age? How likely is throat cancer the cause?

What is most common cause of hoarseness in someone my age? How likely is throat cancer the cause?

Infection and other: Throat infection and other irritation i.e. Smoking , reflux disease- are the most common causes of hoarseness for someone in your age. Although, oral cancer is more and more commonly found at younger age- 30's- but it is still not very common at your age compared to the infection and other irritation. ...Read more

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Is hpv that causes throat cancer only from oral sex or could you get hpv thorat cancer from not oral sex?

Is hpv that causes throat cancer only from oral sex or could you get hpv thorat cancer from not oral sex?

Yes - oral/oral: Epidemiology study showed that open-mouth kissing is also associated with acquired oral HPV infection (Sex Transm Dis. 2012: 39(7):559). The risk increases among smokers or persons with multiple partners. Among all the infections, only small percentage of HPV strains are oncogenic (causing cancers). ...Read more

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Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?

Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?

No. Smokeless : No.

Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, and may also cause cancers of the stomach and intestine. These are extremely difficult cancers to treat. Most are fatal, and those that are cured leave patients with terrible deformities. Even if it doesn't cause cancer, smokeless tobacco causes gum disease that may cost you your teeth.

You say you use it only once in a while, so it will be easier to quit now. If you wait, chances are that you'll start using it more in the future. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Snuff and chew: Tobacco products are most likely associated with oral cavity cancers (cheek, tongue, floor of mouth, gum) but oropharynx (tonsil, tongue base, voice box and hypopharynx (area behind and next to voice box, larynx) are susceptible to carcinogens in these products. They also ruin your teeth, give you bad breath, and make you a social pariah. It's addictive too. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux disease causes throat cancer?

Could acid reflux disease causes throat cancer?

Not likely: Acid reflux is not like to cause 'throat' cancer - which i would define as oropharynx. However, persistent acid reflux is clearly associated with a condition called barret's esophagus and the potential for development of esogphagela cancer (though i would consider that 'throat.' if you ahve a history of acid refulx, talk wtih your pcp about the need to see a GI doc. ...Read more

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Throat cancer a cause for painful sores in mouth?

It can be,: But don't think you have throat cancer because you have oral ulcers. The most common ulcers are benign. If you are concerned, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Will cancer always cause an elevated CRP & ESR? Throat cancer, lymphoma?

Will cancer always cause an elevated CRP & ESR? Throat cancer, lymphoma?

No: Elevated ESR and CRP are markers of inflammation, not cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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. Lynne Weixel
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the voice box, the vocal cords, and other parts of the throat, such as the ...Read more