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How Can A 14 Year Old Teen Develope 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon, but possib: Throat cancer commonly affects adults but anyone of age bove 20 years can have any of the common cancers. ...Read more
Other than tobacco-smoking, hpv (human papilloma virus) is increasingly the cause of throat cancer.
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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
I'm an 18 year old male and I've been smoking about 4 cigarettes a day for 2 months, if I quit now will I get 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
What are the realistic chance of a 22 year old to get throat cancer? I have this minor ache in my throat only noticeable when I swallow hard
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
20 years old female, smoking and drinking for a year. I have sore throat and small little ball, like the one you get from HPV 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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