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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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How can a 14 year old teen develope throat cancer?

How can a 14 year old teen develope throat cancer?

It's rare.: Throat cancer is very rare in teenagers. The most common age of throat cancer patients is 50-70 years. However, certain risk factors, such as smoking, alcohol use, gastroesophageal reflux, and exposure to chemicals, can promote earlier development. ...Read more

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Can an eighteen year old get throat cancer?

Can an eighteen year old get throat cancer?

Esophageal cancer: It would be incredibly rare for someone to get throat cancer at 18 yrs. The majority of cases occur in people over 60 yrs old. There are some behaviors that can leave one at higher risk: heavy smoking and heavy alcohol use (shouldn't be a factor in an 18 yr old). Chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease, hpv virus..The list goes on. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 22 year old get throat cancer?

Please tell me, could a 22 year old get throat cancer?

Uncommon, but possib: Throat cancer commonly affects adults but anyone of age bove 20 years can have any of the common cancers. ...Read more

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I am 26 year old and worried that I have throat cancer, what can I do?

I am 26 year old and worried that I have throat cancer, what can I do?

See an ENT: Get a complete head and neck exam with flexible laryngoscopy by and ENT surgeon, especially one who deals with head and neck cancer or who did an head and neck cancer fellowship. ...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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Exactly how rare is throat cancer in a 22 year old i don't drink or smoke?

Exactly how rare is throat cancer in a 22 year old i don't drink or smoke?

Increasing recently.: Other than tobacco-smoking, hpv (human papilloma virus) is increasingly the cause of throat cancer. For more details refer to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/cancer_of_the_mouth_and_throat/page2_em.Htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

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Can throat cancer be genetic? If so, can an 18 year old have it?

Can throat cancer be genetic? If so, can an 18 year old have it?

Varies: It really depends on many different factors beside genetics, like lifestyle , socioeconomic status and other habits , best to check yourself periodically if possible.. ...Read more

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A 20 year old girl with throat cancer, would that be just a rare chance occurence?

A 20 year old girl with throat cancer, would that be just a rare chance occurence?

Yes but rare: Unfotunate, young age is not exempt total oropharyngeal cancers account for 2.6% of total cancers , incidence is very low in young, tobacco uses, hpv ( human papilloma virus, hiv, infections , poor oral hygiene, genetic , are all contributing factors. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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