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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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 does it take for HPV to develop into throat cancer?

Long time: Hpv is nearly ubiquitous, and most people will clear it without intervention. However, some people will not clear the virus and in a small number of patients the virus can be causative for some cancers, including oropharyngeal cancer (largely tonsil and base of tongue). This process is thought to take a long time, on the order of years. ...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 may years does throat cancer take to develop?

How may 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

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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

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How long for throat cancer to develop?

How long for throat cancer 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

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How long would you have throat cancer before you start getting symptoms?

Depends on the site: Cancer affecting the vocal cords will cause hoarseness fairly early. Cancer in the upper part of the larynx may remain asymtomatic till it has spread to the lymphnodes. There are variations in the time and type of symptoms of throat cancer depending on the location.
See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/oral-and-throat-cancer/ds00349. ...Read more

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If someone had throat cancer would it take a 2months for systems to show up or get worse?

If someone had throat cancer would it take a 2months for systems to show up or get worse?

Cancer symptoms: The growth rate for different types of cancer differ widely. Some cancers are believed to be present for years before symptoms appear, while others in sensitive locations appear very early. Rapidly growing tumors in sensitive locations may appear very soon after starting. Most throat cancers are squamous cancers which grow more slowly so many months might pass before sx. ...Read more

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I had throat cancer the results were a complete laryngectomey I'm just curious how long can you have this and be undetected is 7 years possible?

I had throat cancer the results were a complete laryngectomey I'm just curious how long can you have this and be undetected is 7 years possible?

Since you had: A complete laryngectomy you probably had an advanced cancer, you probably had radiation and chemo also, yes it's possible. They're finding out now that throat cancers caused by a virus are more easily curable. ...Read more

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What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

What pro-active steps should women take to stop giving men throat cancer from hpv?

Not a whole lot: Men gave the HPV to women in the 1st place.
Then oral sex is a way for men to get it back
young people of both sexes up to age 20 need to get vaccinated against HPV.
older or those who already have it, vaccine is not helpful
so avoid oral sex or use condoms is the only answer for your question.
hope this helps ...Read more

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How can someone check if he has throat cancer? If ill take my cervix out will I still be able to get cancer? Thanks

How can someone check if he has throat cancer? If ill take my cervix out will I still be able to get cancer? Thanks

See below: In the throat there should be a red pathc or white patch if there is an early cancer. On another query taking your cervix out will prevent cervical cancer but will not prevent oehr cancers from forming. ...Read more

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How long before throat cancer progresses, I have throat clearing for 2 years, not any worse than when it started, and never during sleep, very scared?

How long before throat cancer progresses, I have throat clearing for 2 years, not any worse than when it started, and never during sleep, very scared?

Get checked out!: Have you been diagnosed with throat cancer or are you worried you may have it? If this is a worry and not actually diagnosed, go to your doctor! If you had throat cancer for 2 years I think you'd be pretty sick by now, but check it out so you can stop worrying. This could be something as benign as a non-allergic rhinitis causing a drip in the back of your throat. Throat cancer would progress. ...Read more

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My mom have throat cancer, she have a surgery this week to take the throat off but the dc didn't mention any chemotherapy or radiotherapy after the?

My mom have throat cancer, she have a surgery this week to take the throat off but the dc didn't mention any chemotherapy or radiotherapy after the?

Throat CA: Generally speaking, the first step is to remove the tumor and to do the pathology and look at all the information before deciding on chemo/radiation. I wish her a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Throat clearing for 2 years (started after cold) and slight sore throat on occasion, could this be throat cancer for this long without getting worse?

Throat clearing for 2 years (started after cold) and slight sore throat on occasion, could this be throat cancer for this long without getting worse?

Not likely, but: Since cancer worries are so hard to shake without facts - ask a dr to examine you and test if there is reason. Throat clearing can become a behavioral habit and that can maintain just enough irritation to perpetuate it even more strongly. A cbt therapist might help with the habit breaking. But do get a reassurance from a doctor so it stops gnawing on your mind. Best! ...Read more

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Is throat cancer bad?

Is throat cancer bad?

Not necessarily.: Throat cancer usually is curable with radiation therapy (and sometimes chemo at the same time, occasionally surgery). It is important to be treated at a large cancer center with experience treating throat cancer. ...Read more

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What is throat cancer?

What is throat cancer?

The throat is: A complex anatomic site that begins at the tonsils and ends at the cricopharygeus muscle. Between lives the glottis (voice box), and the muscles and structures separating the airway from the swallowing tube. The base of the tongue dead-ends into the vallecula, and the epiglottis lives behind it: it closes when we swallow; opens to breathe or speak. Smoking/alcohol and hpv virus can cause ca. ...Read more

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Have I got throat cancer?

Have I got throat cancer?

Hope not: Without any symptoms or an exam who knows. If you are concerened see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes throat cancer?

What causes throat cancer?

Many causes: Smoking tobacco, alcohol abuse, hpv, ebv, asbestos exposure, and several other environmental causes, including radiation and hazardous material are related. Genetics also plays a role, with increased risk of developing cancer in patients with certain genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer cureable?

Is throat cancer cureable?

Yes: Most patients treated for throat cancers are treated with curative intent. If the disease has spread to other organs, lungs usually, then cure is not thought possible. Patients with an extensive bulk of disease also have lower chances of survival but are frequently still treated with the hopes of cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am cured of throat cancer?

I am cured of throat cancer?

What is the question: Do you have a question? Please clarify. ...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. James Dukelow
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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