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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. 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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28 yrs old smoked 1/2 to 1 pack a day for 13 yrs quit 5 months ago what is the likelyhood of me developing lung, oral, or throat cancer etc?

28 yrs old smoked 1/2 to 1 pack a day for 13 yrs quit 5 months ago what is the likelyhood of me developing lung, oral, or throat cancer etc?

Low: I'm very glad you stopped. With fewer than ten pack years, your risk for lung, mouth and throat cancer is well above that of your never-smoking peers, but is still relatively low. Just make sure you never resume this habit, and go through life as if you expect to be healthy and happy -- guessing odds does no good. ...Read more

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My friends uncle had throat cancer (tumor) spread to lungs and blood according to doctors and say survival is impossible, what options does he have?

My friends uncle had throat cancer  (tumor) spread to lungs and blood according to doctors and say survival is impossible, what options does he have?

End of Life: Cancer that has spread to multiple organs with distant metastasis is regrettably, an extremely poor prognosis. The best option is to ask your doctor to enlist the services of hospice. The inter disciplinary team will not only attend to his physical needs for comfort through a doctor and nurse, but also address his nutrition and spiritual needs as well. My prayers are with you for peace. ...Read more

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16 old. what is my risk on throat cancer or lung cancer i used to smoke littlebit electronic cigar every day from my friend about 7 months ihav quit.

16 old. what is my risk on throat cancer or lung cancer i used to smoke littlebit electronic cigar every day from my friend about 7 months ihav quit.

Probably low risk: Glad you aren't keeping up this unhealthy habit. Electronic cigarettes are so new it is not known what the risk of cancer is from using them. That said, your short duration of use and young age would probably make the risk lower than if you used them heavily for many years and were older. If you have particular concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has stage 4 throat cancer. They have found a large mass in his lung, and a smaller one in his stomach. What are his survival chances ?

My husband has stage 4 throat cancer. They have found a large mass in his lung, and a smaller one in his stomach.  What are his survival chances ?

Need further details: Patients with head and neck cancer have often concomitant new diagnosis of lung cancer; in certain clinical situations it may be important to differentiate if the lung lesions are new cancer vs. Spread of the throat cancer; discuss with your treating oncologist; in general if throat cancer has spread to multiple organs the treatments are palliative (not curative);. ...Read more

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I just quit smoking. Maternal grandfather had throat cancer and bioligical dad had lung removed due to cancer, am i at higher risk because of this?

I just quit smoking. Maternal grandfather had throat cancer and bioligical dad had lung removed due to cancer, am i at higher risk because of this?

Not much so: I'm assuming your father and gf were smokers too. I don't recall of inheritance being much of an issue on lung or head and neck cancers (with rare exceptions). In your case, how much you smoked an mostly for how long you smoked will impact your risk. Do 2 things: "go and smoke no more" and ask your doc if you are a candidate for ct screenings. Best to you and congrats for kicking the habit. ...Read more

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My brother-in-law 63 had radical throat cancer surgery 7 years ago. The radiation has damaged his esophagus to the point he nee ds a feeding tube in his stomach. No saliva, constant water but this and food goes into his lungs causing pneumonia regularly

My brother-in-law 63 had radical throat cancer surgery 7 years ago.  The radiation has damaged his esophagus to the point he nee ds a feeding tube in his stomach.  No saliva, constant water but this and food goes into his lungs causing pneumonia regularly

See Below: If he has a feeding tube and does not eat or swallow anything by mouth, he may have regurgitation of stomach contents into the esophagus/throat area that are then being aspirated into the lungs. Consult with a physician about this matter. They may need to move the tube to the small intestine instead of the stomach to prevent this from happening. ...Read more

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Can I have throat cancer at age 14?

Can I have throat cancer at age 14?

Throat cancer: Unlikely at your age, but if you are having a problem and it has lasted longer than 10 days, you should see your dentist, an oral surgeon or an ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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What can result from throat cancer?

What can result from throat cancer?

Hope for a cure: Locally, the disease may kill by invading a large vein, becoming infected, or making swallowing so difficult that malnutrition results. This is the 21st century and while we cannot cure all throat cancers, everyone can hope for good supportive care, and should it be necessary, humane comfort measures at the end. Good luck. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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