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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. Liawaty Ho
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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


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How long does it take throat cancer to develop ? I've been having a clearing of the throat probl for about 7 years now . I was just concerned

How long does it take throat  cancer to develop ? I've been having a clearing of the throat probl for about 7 years now . I was just concerned

Not that long: Development of cancer takes a long time but u r asking about progression. Head and neck cancers r usually fast growing tumors that untreated wouldn't allow 7yrs to pass. Without changes in voice, enlarging lymph nodes and other problems this is unlikely cancer. It could b a benign problem, so u should see your doctor and maybe an ent. Postnasal drip is a more common cause of your symptom. ...Read more

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How long does it take for throat cancer to develop?

How long does it take for throat cancer to develop?

Used to be "throat": That is base of tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, structures above true cords, were cumulative risk of heavy smoking. Today, the viral hpv pair var. 16, 18 have taken over as # 1 cause. Hpv infects easily, but causes cancer infrequently. ...Read more

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How long does it take for HPV to develop into throat cancer?

How long does it take for HPV to develop into throat cancer?

Unknown: Hpv is associated with throat cancer, but other factors (smoking, drinking alcohol)may be more important in carcinogenesis if they are present. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ur throat to close up if u have throat cancer jw ?

How long does it take for ur throat to close up if u have throat cancer jw ?

Witin wks if RT used: Most throat cancers represent small part of oral cancers, the most frequent in tongue and floor mouth. If oropharynx or hypopharyns Ca, dx is squamous Ca very sensitive to RT/Chemo. Occasionally tumors arise from minor salivary glands. Rt will destroy tumor but block throat temporarily from swelling. If localized, transhyoid pharyngotomy results in easy resection of Ca with temporary tube feed ...Read more

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How long it takes to get throat cancer?

How long it takes to get throat cancer?

Cancer development: Cancer comes in many different "flavors" that can be variable in the specific time course for development. Most throat cancers require several genetic changes over many years or deca. Once the genetic changes occur, it still takes often years before the cancer reaches a size to be detected. So, behaviors or exposures in younger years (smoking, for example) make the difference in later cancer rate ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for someone to die from throat cancer?

Depends...: ...On the stage of the cancer and the general health of the patient. Many early stage throat cancers can be cured. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get throat cancer from smoking?

How long does it take to get throat cancer from smoking?

Years: Smoking can cause many cancers. There is no data to predict how long it will take to cause cancer, like throat cancer. But the longer you smoke, the more chance you will get cancer. So it is better to quit smoking asap. ...Read more

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How long GERD will take to cause throat cancer? I have acidity and reoccurring throat pain. Could it be throat cancer?

How long GERD will take to cause throat cancer? I have acidity and reoccurring throat pain. Could it be throat cancer?

GERD: This has the potential to create a Barrett's esophagus, which is a precancerous condition. You can treat the GERD with H2 blockers, but best to see a gastroenterologist, be endoscoped and treated for H. pylori if present. They can also tell you if there is any reason to worry about cancer. ...Read more

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How many years does throat cancer take to develop?

How many years does throat cancer take to develop?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...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