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What's the first stage of throat cancer?

What's the first stage of throat cancer?

Different features: The earliest presentation of throat cancer is leukoplakia or a whitened area representing in situ squamous cancer. Other times one sees an early superficial ulceration that doesn't heal. The characteristic of the area on palpation is that no matter how minimal, the lesion is firm on palpation and requires bx for diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

It can be: Signs of throat cancer include: hoarseness, pain with swallowing, ear pain, or lymph nodes in the neck that are swollen and painless. If you have persistent burning, you should see your primary doctor and be referred to an ear, nose, and throat doctor. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer ?

What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer ?

Why do you ask?: You're self-diagnosed as having a 'vitamin deficiency' as well. Are you being cared for by an evidence-based practitioner? If so, you need to report any mass in the throat, difficulty swallowing, discolored area, weight loss, or unexplained cough. If not, these are the most concerning symptoms. If you are a smoker, please try to stop. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Yes: Yes, it can be. The following link lists some of the symptoms. http://goo.gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of throat cancer?

What are some early symptoms of throat cancer?

Dysphagia: Weight loss, and pain with swallowing are some of the early signs of esophageal cancer. Unfortunately by the time symptoms present the cancer is usually advanced. ...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 swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Not specifically: Breast swelling is not a specific sign or symptom of breast cancer. A breast mass may give the appearance of swelling depending on the size of the mass. Inflammatory breast cancer can cause breast swelling without an obvious mass. ...Read more

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Is inflammation a symptom of cancer of the breast?

Is inflammation a symptom of cancer of the breast?

Sometimes: There is an aggressive form of breast cancer that can present like an infection. There is usually not a mass and the infection does not resolve with antibiotics. Breast infections are very common in women who are breastfeeding. I recommend being evaluated by your physician and getting breast imaging. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of early oeasophogus cancer?

What are the main symptoms of early oeasophogus cancer?

Difficulty to: swallow. It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of developing strep throat?

What are the first signs of developing strep throat?

Strep Throat Symptom: Strep throat presents as severe sore throat, sudden fever, often with headache and swollen lymph nodes in the upper neck. If you suspect, go see your primary healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Is swelling of tonsils a symptom of hiv?

Is swelling of tonsils a symptom of hiv?

Tonsils Symptom: HIV: No. Simple as that. There are a number of other common problems such as chlamydia and gonorrhea and other bacterial infections along with seasonal viral issues. Hiv infection does not present with tonsilitis. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of lung cancer?

What are the first symptoms of lung cancer?

Nothing specific: You cannot rely on symptoms for early detection. A ct scan of the chest is an effective screening tool in high risk individuals. ...Read more

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What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

Quick growing lesion: Red white or red and white lesions that are fast growing, usually painful and do not go away over time. These are the ones to be worried about. A normal infection shuld go down within 2 weeks. Cancer is going to either get bigger or not go away. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of throat or lung cancer?

Throat ;lung cancer: The early symptoms of lung cancer may be a slight cough or shortness of breath, depending on which part of the lung is affected. A.S the cancer develops, these symptoms may become more severe or intense. Like many other types of cancer, lung cancer may also cause systemic symptoms, like a loss of appetite or general fatigue. Throat cancer symptoms: pain in your ear. Sore throat that won't go away. Losing weight for no reason. If swallowing is not easy. When the throat bleeds. These are all symptoms of throat cancer. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of throat cancer?

Many: Hoarseness or changes in voice, cough, persistent sore throat or pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing and ear ache are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of throat cancer?

Pain & ulcerations: This isn't' an exhaustive list, but go see your doctor if you have progressive hoarseness or voice changes, throat pain, pain with swallowing, progressive difficulty swallowing foods or liquids, an ulcer which won't heal or one which bleeds, weight loss, a lump in the neck or throat. Smokers and drinkers are at much higher risk, but anyone can get it. ...Read more

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Is feeling of something in back of throat a common symptom of oral cancer? Had this feeling for 2 months since car accident..No other symptoms

Is feeling of something in back of throat a common symptom of oral cancer? Had this feeling for 2 months since car accident..No other symptoms

Possibly: It is possible as you are a very heavy smoker. It is also possible that this "feeling" is related to trauma from your recent accident or even post nasal drip from your congestion. An evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat doctor should be able to settle this for you. ...Read more

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What symptoms for throat cancer?

What symptoms for throat cancer?

Depends on site: There are multiple areas in the throat that may be affected by cancer and each site has different symptoms. The general symptoms include difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, pain in the throat, enlarged tonsils and in some cases first symptoms may be enlarged nodes due to mets. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/oral-and-throat-cancer/ds00349. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for throat cancer?

Many: Typical symptoms can include swallowing difficulty for mostly solids, weight loss, voice hoarseness, throat pain, fatigue, neck node enlargement, and can progress to occassionally choking or vomitting in advanced cases. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of throat cancer?

Many: Hoarseness or changes in voice, cough, persistent sore throat or pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing and ear ache are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of throat cancer?

Dysphagia: Weight loss, and pain with swallowing are some of the early signs of esophageal cancer. Unfortunately by the time symptoms present the cancer is usually advanced. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of throat cancer?

What are some of the symptoms of throat cancer?

Trouble with: Voice change; swallowing; breathing. Throat begins at yout tonsils, ends at the cricoid cartilage with the swallowing tube in the back, and the larynx, true voacl cors below, supraglottis above. The valecula lives in from of the epiglottis, behind the base of your tongue. The little doo-dad that hangs down, the uvual, is part of the soft palate. ...Read more

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What are some typical symptoms of throat cancer?

What are some typical symptoms of throat cancer?

Throat ca: Hoarse voice, voice changes, hurts to swallow, hard to swallow, lymp nodes on the neck, neck mass, blood when clearing your throat. Sore throat. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are early symptoms of throat cancer?

Could you tell me what are early symptoms of throat cancer?

Sxs: Symptoms of throat cancer can include sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, ear pain, problems swallowing & a mass/ lesion that isn’t healing. Fatigue and weight loss may eventually develop. ...Read more

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How long would you have throat cancer before you start getting symptoms?

How long would you have throat cancer before you start getting symptoms?

Depends on the site: Cancer affecting the vocal cords will cause hoarseness fairly early. Cancer in the upper part of the larynx may remain asymtomatic till it has spread to the lymphnodes. There are variations in the time and type of symptoms of throat cancer depending on the location. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/oral-and-throat-cancer/ds00349. ...Read more

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What are the illnesses which could give similar symptoms of throat cancer?

What are the illnesses which could give similar symptoms of throat cancer?

Yes, see below: An iron deficiency related entity "plummer wilson syndrome" can have symptoms similar to cancer. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/187341-overview. ...Read more

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What are some mild symptoms of throat cancer that you might not realize is throat cancer?

What are some mild symptoms of throat cancer that you might not realize is throat cancer?

Irritation, lump,hoa: Feeling of irritation or a lump in the throat may be missed and be attributed to sore throat. Depending on what you call :"throat" hoarseness may also be misinterpreted. ...Read more

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What's the first stage of throat cancer?

Different features: The earliest presentation of throat cancer is leukoplakia or a whitened area representing in situ squamous cancer. Other times one sees an early superficial ulceration that doesn't heal. The characteristic of the area on palpation is that no matter how minimal, the lesion is firm on palpation and requires bx for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

See below: A hoarse voice, difficulty or pain with swallowing, or swelling in the neck due to involved lymph nodes can all be signs. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of throat cancer and is it treatable?

What can be initial symptoms of throat cancer and is it treatable?

Sx & tx: Sxs of throat cancer can include sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, ear pain, problems swallowing & a mass/ lesion that isn’t healing. Fatigue & weight loss may eventually develop. Throat cancer is often treatable. You should see your otolaryngologist to determine if you have throat cancer & what type it is if you do. The ENT surgeon should be able to supply you information on possible tx option. ...Read more

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I've had lumps on the back of my throat for over a month, is this a sign of throat cancer?

I've had lumps on the back of my throat for over a month, is this a sign of throat cancer?

Need to examine: Cancer is unlikely. What you noticed are likely to be lumps of lymphoid tissue normally present on the back of the throat. If the lumps get bigger to twice the size, become ulcerated, or bleed, see a doctor. Otherwise you may entertain watchful waiting. 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. 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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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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Can a 17 yr old male teen get throat cancer? If so what would the prominent symptoms be?

Possible: Throat cancer in the pediatric age group is possible, but rare. Symptoms might include difficulty or pain with swallowing, a rapidly increasing mass, difficulty speaking, difficulty breathing, drooling, persistent and/or worsening throat pain. ...Read more

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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. Corey Clay
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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