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Can non-smokers get larynx cancer?

Can non-smokers get larynx cancer?

Yes but rare: The most common larynx cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. This is almost always related to tobacco use. Non smokers can get it, but it is rare. There are also other rare types of cancer that occur in the larynx that are not tobacco related. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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What are the tests for larynx cancer?

What are the tests for larynx cancer?

Biopsy is crucial: Larynx cancer is diagnosed after visual look by a procedure called laryngoscopy by an ENT doctor followed by a tumor biopsy to confirm diagnosis. Also ct, MRI or pet scan are often done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of larynx cancer?

Hoarseness +: If the cancer affects the vocal cords, change in voice quality may be an early symptoms. Cancer in other parts of the larynx may not produce symptoms in early stages and may become obvious only once it has spread to the local lymph nodes. Other symptoms may include pain the throat, difficulty in swallowing, cough, sensation of choking etc. ...Read more

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How common is larynx cancer in men under 25?

How common is larynx cancer in men under 25?

Very rare: Laryngeal cancer usually occurs in older men who smoke and drink. If it occurs in a men under 25, it usually is a rare form of cancer. ...Read more

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What percentage of all smokers develop larynx cancer?

What percentage of all smokers develop larynx cancer?

1%: About two out of every thousand smokers gets larynx cancer every year. Assuming am averahe smoking lifetime of 50 years, about 1% of smokers well get larynx cancer in their lifetimes. How, more will get cancer of nearby organs, (hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx, trachea, cervical esophagus, oral cavity and, of course, lung). The risk of smoking should not be underestimated. ...Read more

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For someone with larynx cancer 4th stage, can it be cured?

For someone with larynx cancer 4th stage, can it be cured?

Depends how stage 4: Laryngeal cancer can be stage 4 in a few different ways. If it is stage 4 because of being locally advanced, or because it involves lymph nodes--then, there is a chance. If it is stage 4 because it has spread to the lungs, then it is extremely unlikely that it will be cured. Even when it has spread to the lungs, it doesn't mean that there is nothing we can do, however. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for larynx cancer?

Larynx, also called: The voice box, comprises true vocal cords (the glottis), a short subglottis before the trachea and a supraglottis up to the epi-glottis and its functional parts. Treat ranges from laryngectomy (surgery), to radiotherapy alone for glottic, or chemoradiotherapy for supraglottic disease. It is highly curable in most stages. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of larynx Cancer?

What is the survival rate of larynx Cancer?

Depends on:: Survival depends on several factors including how advanced it is (stage), age of patient, other medical problems, and how experienced the hospital is in treating head and neck cancers. ...Read more

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How are laryngitis and larynx cancer different?

How are laryngitis and larynx cancer different?

Inflammation vs: Cancer. Laryngitis is inflammation of the voice, usually viral and it causes hoarseness and usually resolves. Laryngeal cancer is usually due to smoking and if not treated in the early stages can cause death. Consult these sites for details.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/laryngitis/ds00366
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/larynx. ...Read more

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How much do you have to smoke to get a larynx cancer?

How much do you have to smoke to get a larynx cancer?

Unknown: We don't know the exact amount of smoking that increases your risk of the many kinds of cancers which are related to smoking but, we do know that non-smokers are far less likely to develop larynx cancer. Consider the risks of cancer, heart disease, amputations and the expense...It's totally worth it to quit. You can get help from a tobacco cessation group or from your physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between laryngitis and a larynx cancer?

What is the difference between laryngitis and a larynx cancer?

Need an examination: Laryngitis= inflammation of the voice/vocal cords
larynx cancer= malignant tumor of the voice box

both will make the voice change (hoarse, short of breath, painful or difficult speaking), and only an ent/head and neck surgeon can help you tell the difference between the two. The doctor will slide a slender camers into your nose/mouth and look at the throat. If you smoke, stop immediately... ...Read more

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What number of cigarettes a day can trigger the risk of larynx cancer?

No safe number: Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer and there is no safe number for cigarettes. ...Read more

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How many cigarettes a day can trigger a case of larynx cancer?

How many cigarettes a day can trigger a case of larynx cancer?

1 is too many: We don't know the answer to your question but, we do know that that laryngeal cancer happens way more often in people who smoke than it does in those who don't. Every cigarette does harm to the body in some way and, with the damage smoking also does to the finances, it's just not worth it in my book. If you were born after 1970, there's no excuse for starting- we know it's harmful... ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy necessary to take along with radiotherapy in larynx cancer?

Is chemotherapy necessary to take along with radiotherapy in larynx cancer?

It depends: For larger primary tumors and disease that spreads to the neck you might need dual modality treatment. This means surgery + radiation or radiation + chemotherapy. You will need to have a detailed discussion with your ENT and your oncologist in order to reach an informed decision. There are pros and cons to each treatment option, and they will help you w/ your decision. ...Read more

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Can a vocal cord removal successfully treat larynx cancer?

Can a vocal cord removal successfully treat larynx cancer?

Sometimes: The vocal cord is part of the larynx, and if the disease is very limited to a single vocal cord (of two), a smaller surgery can sometimes be performed with greater preservation of surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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Looking forward to going on a trip to the beach with friends this year. Already started getting in shape. Now I've been told I have larynx cancer. How can I explain to them how I got it?

Looking forward to going on a trip to the beach with friends this year. Already started getting in shape. Now I've been told I have larynx cancer. How can I explain to them how I got it?

A variety of thing: Depending on your age, laryngeal cancer is usually squamous cell carcinoma. Smoking, increased alcohol use, and even human papilloma viruses are implicated in causation. But, so is radiation in a few cases. In general, though, "cause" is not as easy to be sure about. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to get throat/larynx cancer from singing?

LIving Life: Now, throat cancers can appear in humans who do not smoke. But, singing is in no way a risk for developing throat cancer. ...Read more

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Mom is 78 and had larynx cancer a year ago. Went thru chemo and radiation. Smoking and drinking again. Unidentified "rash" and melanoma? See pics

Mom is 78 and had larynx cancer a year ago. Went thru chemo and radiation. Smoking and drinking again. Unidentified "rash" and melanoma? See pics

Not enough history: The fact that mother is doing smoking is not good but not uncommon. The area of the rash is not clear as the pictures are not available. The rash if around the neck or in the radiation area may well be related to the radiation burns. There is not enough information to say about melanoma is unusual in this setting.
See the oncologist. ...Read more

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What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

It is hard to give a: No simple answer here. You have to first give us some background for asking this question.
Some examples of fast growing cancers include lymphoma, leukemia and sarcomas of various types like rhabdomyosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children?

Please describe the most common cancer in children?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common childhood cancer. ...Read more

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Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Variable: Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more

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What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors. China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more

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What causes eye cancer in children?

What causes eye cancer in children?

Sometimes genetics: With retinoblastoma, 40% of children have a genetic form: one copy of the RB1 gene is changed in every cell in the body at birth. If the 2nd copy of the gene undergoes a change, a retinoblastoma tumor can develop. Most children with retinoblastoma do not have the genetic form & spontaneously develop 2 RB1 mutations in an immature cell. Scientists don't know how or why it occurs in these childen. ...Read more

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How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read more

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How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

Vanishingly rare: Except as part of tuberous sclerosis, primary tumors in children rare exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for blood cancer in children?

Yes: Leukemia in childhood has seen great progress in the past 3 decades moving from a commonly fatal process to one where most can survive. The coordinated and specialized treatments involve several medications and a team of specialists, usually based at a childrens hospital or medical school. Pediatric hematology/oncology programs usually take the lead in treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read more

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What is the most common brain cancer in children?

What is the most common brain cancer in children?

Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

Rare: The usual lung cancer from smoking is generally in adults.
Some unusual cancers can occur and survival is depending on cell type, and stage when found
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Larynx (Definition)

The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing ...Read more


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Cancer In Children (Definition)

Children usually do not get the kinds of cancer that are common in older adults (lung, breast, colon), but there are certain kinds of cancer that are common in young children, including leukemias, ...Read more