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How Can A 14 Year Old Teen Develope Throat Cancer
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 more
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?
If you quit now...: ...The chances of you getting a whole bunch of nasty diseases (of which throat cancer is one) go way, way down. ...Read more
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
Possible: Check it out anyway with your family doctor and perhaps with ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist as well -- do you smoke? ...Read more
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.
Throat: Your question can only be answered by having an examination. See your doctor or an ENT for an exam asap. ...Read more
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 more
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
I'm 20 years old and I have a persistent cough and I'm healthy. Is this throat cancer or severe? No sore throat buthaveto clear throat everyonceinawhile
That is something: We can't answer with available information. Your surgeon/ physician should know the specific type of cancer you had, how much spread there was, if all cancer was removed, etc. Those individuals should be able to provide a better estimate when looking at all of the variables. Take care. ...Read more
No: That would be highly unusual, and pretty close to impossible. However, there are other causes of cancer in any part of the body including the throat. Lymphoma can occur there, and have really nothing to do with smoking or other known risk factors. You don't say why you are concerned, but you need to present those symptoms to your doctor. If it is hoarseness, that is common, and goes away. ...Read more
How many new cases of throat cancer per year in the u.S.? how many throat cancer deaths per year? what % is female? what % overall is from hpv?
Throat cancer: In the United States, 14, 290 new cases of throat cancer are reported a year. For both men and women. The death rate for them was about 1.3 per 100, 000 people in a population. The odds of hpv-positive throat cancer doubled in individuals who reported between 1 and 5 lifetime oral sexual partners. The risk increased five-fold in those patients with 6 or more oral sexual partners. Males have more risk. ...Read more
I have chronic acid reflux. For the past year I've kept it under control. I still worry about getting throat cancer! Any super foods I should b eating?
I'm 20, light smoker 1 year, scared I got throat cancer. I've had a neck and throat exam, and a CBC, all clean but still have some symptoms. WDY think?
Not enough: Unfortunately you did not include the most important part, your symptoms. Hard to comment otherwise, but other diagnoses are more likely, given your age. Would still suggest quitting smoking, since that is a predisposing factor. ...Read more
Acid reflux causing throat cancer? I’ve had acid reflux for a little over a year. So far nothing is really working to stop it. How much does this raise my risk of getting throat cancer?
Barrett's: Acid reflux untreated can lead to cell changes at the end of your esophagus. This can become a pre-cancerous condition called barrett's. This changed area has a much higher risk for esophageal cancer. To get to this point- acid reflux has to have become a chronic condition that is untreated for many years. See your physician to adjust your meds to improve your reflux. ...Read more
Strep throat or throat cancer? Have used chew on and off for a year, history of cancer in my family but have all strep throat symptoms. Could it be so
Cortisone fixes my hoarse voice. I get hoarse a few times a year. What is the chance that it is throat cancer?
I had strep throat really bad over a year ago and ever since I have had a raspy voice.. I am a smoker could I have throat cancer?
2 things:: 1. Get checked (start with your family doc but you may need an ent). 2. Quit smoking already! ...Read more
Why is there a cough with throat cancer? Is it possible to get throat cancer at 25. I smoked hookah a lot for a year. I have never had sex so no hpv.
This is risky: I am glad you are waiting for real love. Please stop the hookah stuff. It is flirting with a very dangerous addiction. A Chronic cough needs to be evaluated by a physician. Throat cancer is unlikely but there is a lot else to worry about. You are fortunate to live in a free country. Don't let tobacco enslave you. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop HPV throat cancer in a year? I have an itchy throat with some throat pain. I am very worried that I will die.
Yes: Oralcontact with HPV is not uncommon as a sexually transmitted virus. The H&N is an increasing site for lesions related to the virus to develop. Within a 2 yr. Period of time if lesion does not develop the virus is frequently eliminated. Oral exam is the best way to define a lesion. Such squamous lesions are sensitive to RT and chemo. Itchy throat more likely inflammatory. ...Read more
Only smoke sometimes for a year, didn't have 1 for a while, had one yesterday and today my throat was dry, ear pain, scared could I have throat cancer, 16?
Not likely: It is more likely that you have a viral infection. However, you will do yourself a favor by quitting smoking. ...Read more
Is it normal to have minimal mucus in throat. 1 year post throat cancer and radiation therapy? Did the radiation cause the mucus?
I had an ENT look down my throat with a scope. All was good a year and half a go. I smoke marijuana. Is it possible to have advanced throat cancer.?
Throat cancer: Unlikely but things can change in 18 months. ...Read more
16, social smoker for 1 year, stopped for a while, had 1 yesterday, throats sore, feel a tightness in throat, ear and nose pain, could I have throat cancer?
Smoking risk: As you know, smoking increases your risk of cancer and many other diseases and dysfynctions. However, it is very unlikely that you have cancer from smoking after being a light smoker for only one year. Your symptoms are most likely related to an infection such as a common cold. To reduce your risk of smoking related illnesses, you should stop smoking permanently. ...Read more
Been worried past year. Breathing patterns are different. Don't feel heart beat in my chest or pounding heart beat at pace or exercise. Takes longer than usual heart to accelerate faster. Lump feeling and ticking noise in throat. Cancer? Heart disea?
See a doctor: This forum is not for complex multi-system complaints. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Sore throat for 2 weeks, lump feeling when swallowing ent looked down throat with camera about a year ago and all was clear but worried throat cancer?
No: Cancer of the throat, that is squamous cancer arises thru a process of premalignant changes. This is ususally seen as Leukoplakia or a white patch. Sometimes a superficial ulcer is noted but these take time to transform. If previous scope was neg. I would watch for remission or progression with nodes in neck which would require re exam. ...Read more
No clear answer:
While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years.
Here is a good overview on throat cancer
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer. ...Read more
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