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Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorly, eustacian tube laterally, soft palate inferiorly. Due to its location in close proximity to the base of skull/cavernous sinus, nasopharyngeal cancer is not typically managed with surgical resection, and requires chemotherapy and radiation. ...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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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

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What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon: This is a cancer that has arisen from the epithelium of the back part of your nasal passages, either from the flat protective cells (squamous) or the glandular cells (adenocarcinoma). Unlike oral cancers, which are usually related to tobacco, the causes of these cancers after often unknown. ...Read more

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Is cancer in post nasal Space curable?

Yes: Tumors in this region are the nasopharynx malignancies and are readily curable. The treatment of choice is to use parallel opposing radiation ports with IMRT to the site of the lesion which is easily identified by nasopharyngoscopy with a nasal scope. This should be followed by chemotherapy for about 6 cycles. If there are no cervical nodes to handle the lesion should easily be cured. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Postnasal drip: No. Acid reflux into nasopharynx is extremely uncommon. It is more likely that you may have allergic or atrophic rhinitis. An exam by ENT may benefit you. ...Read more

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Can eb virus developing into nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Can eb virus developing into nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: Ebv is an etiologic factor in nasopharyngeal cancer. But there are other unknown factors, as ebv is universal but nasopharyngeal carcinoma has restricted geographic distribution, more common in east asia; genetic factors are likely involved. ...Read more

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Ebv causes nasopharyngeal angiofibroma?

Probably not: Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare tumor that is benign, but very aggressive. Many cancers of the nasopharynx (nose and throat) are associated with epstein-barr virus (ebv), but not this one. There was a paper written in 2008 that looked at 15 nasopharygeal angiofibromas and found no evidence of ebv. (carlos et al, head and neck pathology, sept 2008 volume 2 issue 3 pp 145-149.). ...Read more

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Is esophageal cancer the same as throat cancer?

Is esophageal cancer the same as throat cancer?

No,: Throat cancers generally arise in the larynx or voice box but can also involve other areas of the "throat" such as the tonsils or pyriform sinus. Esophageal cancer involves the esophagus or swallowing tube. High esophageal cancers are uncommon, but can occur in the neck. The most common presentation today for esophageal cancer is in the junction with the stomach. ...Read more

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Carcinomas (colon, esophageal, stomach cancers) cause a fever?

Carcinomas (colon, esophageal, stomach cancers) cause a fever?

Not usually: Fever is often a symptom of certain cancers, such as lymphomas, but not often of carcinomas. It is possible, however. More often, depressed immunity from cancer or cancer treatment leads to an infection which causes fever. ...Read more

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Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

HPV causes: Most cervical cancer, and has just taken over first place from tobacco and alcohol for oropharynx (throat) cancer. The association and cause is rising and more than 50%. ...Read more

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Does lung cancer include throat congestion as a symptom?

Does lung cancer include throat congestion as a symptom?

Not usually: Mesothelioma can lead to shortness of breath or chest pain, but upper airway congestion is not a common symptom. Cough is a common symptom of lung cancer, but cough is also common for lots of benign reasons. Post-nasal drip is the most common. ...Read more

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Does lung cancer include throat congestion as a symptom?

Often not: Unfortunately, lung cancer is often asymptomatic. Lack of symptoms is a major reason for late stage diagnosis. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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Survival? IVb R base of tongue, 2-3 lymph nodes, tonsil, against epiglottis, around carotid. Male, 51, non hp Tobacco chew prior. 33rad/6-7 chemo

Survival? IVb R base of tongue, 2-3 lymph nodes, tonsil, against epiglottis, around carotid. Male, 51, non hp Tobacco chew prior. 33rad/6-7 chemo

Guarded: Stage IV Ca of base of tongue difficult to manage. These lesions are unresectable and require RT immunochemotherapy for management. RT when completed usually followed by Taxol (paclitaxel) Platinum. When completed, Erbitux- EGF-1 may help. Ive used 1500-2000 mg IV methotrexate over 12 hrs with citrovorum factor rescue , frequently with good responses. If residual lesion in tongue`isotope implant used. ...Read more

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Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

No such thing: I've been a doctor for 30 years. I've seen many cases of laryngeal cancer but none of yeast infection of vocal cords. I don't think there is such a thing. If you have persistent hoarseness see ENT specialist ASAP. Risk factors for head and neck cancer are smoking, and drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Yes: When you use the word cancer, it implies malignant. However, there are many tumors (abnormal growth of cells) that are not cancer/malignant. ...Read more

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Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal cancer?

Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal cancer?

NOT ASSOCIATED: Laryngo-pharyngeal cancers are usually seen in longtime smokers who present to their physician with hoarseness and sometimes 'sore throat'. Stomach acid from reflux (gerd) can cause similiar symtoms so a referral to an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor can be made. An ENT will take a camera (laryngoscope) to look all the way down to vocal cords. Cancer looks like a 'mass', gerd causes irritation. ...Read more

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Can nosebleeds be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer?

Can nosebleeds be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer?

Yes: Nosebleeds are common and can be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer. Nasopharyngeal cancer however is rare. If there are concerns, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Pharynx is: "doctorese" for throat, which connect higher (naso), back of (oro) and below (hypo) toward larynx and swallowing tube. The cancers in the nasopharynx may be related to a virus (EBV, not HPV) and asians are more apt. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Will an endoscopy alone detect laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (lpr) or throat cancers?

Will an endoscopy alone detect laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (lpr) or throat cancers?

Not always.: Although it is possible to detect these problems during outpatient endoscopy, imaging in the form of ct scans or pet scans may be required to detect some throat tumors. Often an exam under anesthesia is also required to biopsy and detect full extent of throat tumors. ...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. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more