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How Rare Is It For A Teen To Get Oral 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
Squamous cancer: Of the head and neck is unheard of in a pre-teen, and only teens that smoke or dip are at risk. Pediatric tumors (rhabdomyosarcoma) can afffect the head and neck, but the oral cavity is still unusual. Ewings sarcoma of skull bones, and esthesioneuroblastoma and juvenile angiofibroma occur in nasal cavity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please don't do it!: Tobacco, whether chewed or smoked, is a carcinogen and the more the mouth is exposed to this the greater the risk. Numbers are just statistical guesses. For that person who does get oral cancer, whether as a teenager or later on, there is pain, disfigurement or loss of life. If you smoke or chew, please stop. If you've never started, don't ever start. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is oral cancer common in teens, bc I have gotten the gardasil shot, can I still get oral cancer ? Is it common for 18 yr old girls ?
Very rare: Very rare in your demographic category.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have two lumps in my mouth; one near the upper molarsand one inside the tongue. I also have a sore throat. I'manxious. How many teens get oral cancer a year?
Several possibile: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Oral cancer is any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more
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