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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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What is the likeliness that a 20 year old has throat cancer?

What is the likeliness that a 20 year old has throat cancer?

Throat cancer: Unlikely unless heavy drinker, smoker, has severe chemical mucosal burn, or immune defieciency. We are seeing a spike in young people esp. Males with HPV 16 squamous cell carcinoma secondary to oral sex. All children over 12 should be vaccinated with Gardasil. ...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.

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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

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Sore throat and feeling of swallowing mucas for three months, 34 year old female, non smoker, non drinker, Could this be throat cancer?

Sore throat and feeling of swallowing mucas for three months, 34 year old female, non smoker, non drinker, Could this be throat cancer?

Unlikely but check: Never say never but at your age with no history of smoking or drinking it is very unlikely. People from Southeast Asia are another group at higher risk.
Much more likely would be a sinus problem or allergy. In any case having put up with these uncomfortable symptoms for so long I think you deserve getting looked at and treated. ...Read more

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25 year old male, feeling of lump on base of throat. No sore throat, light cough. Drinker, not smoker. Chances of throat cancer?

25 year old male, feeling of lump on base of throat. No sore throat, light cough. Drinker, not smoker. Chances of throat cancer?

Possibly: A lesion of the base of the throat or base of tongue adjacent to epiglottis may be Ca of tongue. Biospy indicated. To reach that site surgically, if surgeon suspicious on exam if to use transhyoid pharyngotomy where hyoid is resected and base of tongue is immediately exposed for usually excisional bx. ...Read more

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Can a 17 yr old male teen get throat cancer? If so what would the prominent symptoms be?

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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I'm 72 years old and I had an ultrasound done. They found a knot. What would the chances be that it's throat cancer?

I'm 72 years old and I had an ultrasound done. They found a knot. What would the chances be that it's throat cancer?

Need clarification: Are you talking about the thyroid ultrasound with a "nodule"? Or the "knot" is a lump someplace else like esophagus, or skin? ...Read more

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36 years old difficulty sawllowing. Feels like something in throat all the time. No problem eating / drinking. No noted throat cancer or pulps in family history, alcholics in family, drink on weekends every weekend light beer, not a lot. Noticed difficult

See your doctor: Difficulty swallowing is always a serious symptom of something obstructing the pharynx or esophagus or stomach. It is not likely that social use of alcohol plays any role and I would be more interested in your smoking history. Your doctor needs to examine your mouth and throat, and may need to do a barium swallow x-ray or have an ENT doctor take a look down there. ...Read more

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I'm 16 yes old and a smoker for about 2 years and I have a red bump in the back of my throat and a cough could I have throat cancer?

I'm 16 yes old and a smoker for about 2 years and I have a red bump in the back of my throat and a cough could I have throat cancer?

Smoker: Smoking can cause cancer at any time. Although its more common the longer you smoke. The red spot if no other cause is found could be related to the smoking. At your age it would be prudent for you to consider stopping. ...Read more

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My grandpa have throat cancer with stage 3 & 4.I need to know if we should go for surgery or chemoradiation. He is 72 years old.? need second opinion.

My grandpa have throat cancer with stage 3 & 4.I need to know if we should go for surgery or chemoradiation. He is 72 years old.? need second opinion.

Head and neck cancer: It is very difficult to give a second opinion in this way. I would go to another cancer center in your area, have him examined by a team of physicians then make the appropriate decision. These decisions can not be done online without imaging studies and data. Have a good day and good luck. ...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. Al Hegab
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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