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Is head and neck cancer hereditary?

Is head and neck cancer hereditary?

Usually not: Head/neck cancers are typically environmentally driven- smoking, alcohol, tobacoo chewing, virus infections (hpv and ebv virus) are the causative factors. Some head/neck cancers such as thyroid cancers can be hereditary though. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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What causes head and neck cancers?

What causes head and neck cancers?

Many Causes: Tobacco smoking and chewing is the largest cause of head/neck cancers. A significant number are caused by viruses (epstein barr virus, human pailoma virus); alcohol and less commonly hereitary factors also play a role. ...Read more

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Can head and neck cancers metastasize to breasts?

Can head and neck cancers metastasize to breasts?

Not common: This is not common but sometimes they do metastasize to the chest wall and breast skin/ tissues. ...Read more

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Are head and neck cancers always terminal?

Are head and neck cancers always terminal?

Head and neck cancer: Head and neck cancers span a wide range of sites and cancer types with several causes. Depending on the site and type of cancer, many people are cured or do quite well. Several details about the cancer will substratify it into one with a more or less favorable prognosis if you know more specifically what type of cancer and its location. ...Read more

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How are head and neck cancers diagnosed?

How are head and neck cancers diagnosed?

History, phys, scans: Typically a patient will present to their doctors with a history of a mass or growth in their head or neck they noticed or that someone else has noticed. Physical exams will confirm this finding and ct scans and biopsies will usually then be ordered to confirm the diagnosis of the head and neck cancer. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for head and neck cancer?

Who is at risk for head and neck cancer?

SMOKERS: Smoking and drinking are the biggest risk factors for head and neck cancer. Chewing tobacco also increases the risk. Human papilloma virus is now becoming another risk factor. ...Read more

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Will throat or neck cancer show on a neck mri?

Will throat or neck cancer show on a neck mri?

Usually: Usually, if the MRI was to look at the neck, and not the cervical spine. Small throat cancers, or cancers without enlarged lymph nodes or masses can be harder to detect. It always helps the radiologist reading and study to have a great clinical history and know what diagnoses the referring clinician and patient are thinking about. ...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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Can a CT scan of head and neck completely rule out neck cancer?

Can a CT scan of head and neck completely rule out neck cancer?

Yes, near completely: Head and neck Cancer is easy to diagnose even without a CT scan because it can be seen with a naked eye and felt with the hands of the expert doctor. CT may reveal the actual size better, and also show some of the deeper cancers. With a negative CT scan we can be 98% certain that there is no significant cancer left undetected. ...Read more

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What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

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College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may be infection or a lymphoid neoplasm. Do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Any head and neck surgeons here?

Any head and neck surgeons here?

Plenty: There are plenty of renowned head and neck surgeons on this panel , you have to ask right question to get the proper answer(s). ...Read more

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Strong neck spasm with tongue pain after quick movement of neck. Now pain in Low Ri head/up Ri neck with feeling of bugs on head. What to do now?

Strong neck spasm with tongue pain after quick movement of neck. Now pain in Low Ri head/up Ri neck with feeling of bugs on head. What to do now?

More info needed: Thanks for your question! To me it sounds like a condition known as torticollis. In severe cases of muscle spasm, muscle relaxers and even sedatives are often needed to provide relief. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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cervical spondylosis have any connection to the node neck tension and narrowing neck bites in the trachea and breathlessness?

 cervical spondylosis have any connection to the node neck tension and narrowing neck bites in the trachea and breathlessness?

??????: Sorry, your question is not in understandable English. Please have someone with a better command of English help you. ...Read more

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Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?

Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?

Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more

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Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Cervical migraines: Many things can trigger a migraine attack, i.e. Certain food/drink, odor/perfume, lack of sleep, skipping meals, menstrual/period cycle, medications, sinus infection, tmjs, and for sure neck pain or cervical disc/nerve trouble. So, certainly neck pain/disease can trigger recurrent migraines and so if you have neck strain, this should be corrected. I suggest getting an eval by doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck always incurable?

Is stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck always incurable?

No.: Stage iva head and neck cancer is usually curable. If it is confined to the primary site (example base of tongue) and spread only to neck lymph nodes, it can be cured with radiation/chemo, sometimes surgery added. ...Read more

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What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

Your doctor should g: A physical examination by a good doctor can guide you further. If there is a real lump in your neck, we need to know more about this lump...like how big is it? how long has it been there? is it growing in size or static? There are tumors that can arise from soft tissues of the neck like muscles and other structures that make up your neck. if the tumor is easily palpable, then you need X-rays done ...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