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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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I'm 20, light smoker 1 year, scared I got throat cancer. I've had a neck and throat exam, and a CBC, all clean but still have some symptoms. WDY think?

I'm 20, light smoker 1 year, scared I got throat cancer. I've had a neck and throat exam, and a CBC, all clean but still have some symptoms. WDY think?

Not enough: Unfortunately you did not include the most important part, your symptoms. Hard to comment otherwise, but other diagnoses are more likely, given your age. Would still suggest quitting smoking, since that is a predisposing factor. ...Read more

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3months feels like something stuck in throat no other symptoms is this a common sign of mouth or throat cancer? Smoker. Neg CT scan of soft tiss neck

3months feels  like something stuck in throat no other symptoms is this a common sign of mouth or throat cancer? Smoker. Neg CT scan of soft tiss neck

Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It appears that you don't have an enlarged thyroid gland or other mass because of the ct, making cancer unlikely. It can be related to acid reflux(gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Some people require mo's of twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia, so see an ent/laryngologist. ...Read more

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Persistant sore throat for 6 months and blood from throat and nose could this be symptoms of throat cancer. No lump like feeling in neck only pain.

Persistant sore throat for 6 months and blood from throat and nose could this be symptoms of throat cancer. No lump like feeling in neck only pain.

Possibly: Symptoms of throat cancer do include a sore throat that doesn't go away as well as occasional bleeding. Although throat cancer is not common in a young person who has never smoked, it is becoming more frequent due to human papilloma virus (HPV). There are other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, but any sore throat that persists for months should certainly be evaluated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of throat cancer?

What are some early symptoms of throat cancer?

Dysphagia: Weight loss, and pain with swallowing are some of the early signs of esophageal cancer. Unfortunately by the time symptoms present the cancer is usually advanced. ...Read more

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What are some typical symptoms of throat cancer?

What are some typical symptoms of throat cancer?

Throat ca: Hoarse voice, voice changes, hurts to swallow, hard to swallow, lymp nodes on the neck, neck mass, blood when clearing your throat. Sore throat. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are early symptoms of throat cancer?

Could you tell me what are early symptoms of throat cancer?

Sxs: Symptoms of throat cancer can include sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, ear pain, problems swallowing & a mass/ lesion that isn’t healing. Fatigue and weight loss may eventually develop. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

See below: A hoarse voice, difficulty or pain with swallowing, or swelling in the neck due to involved lymph nodes can all be signs. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of throat cancer and is it treatable?

What can be initial symptoms of throat cancer and is it treatable?

Sx & tx: Sxs of throat cancer can include sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, ear pain, problems swallowing & a mass/ lesion that isn’t healing. Fatigue & weight loss may eventually develop. Throat cancer is often treatable. You should see your otolaryngologist to determine if you have throat cancer & what type it is if you do. The ENT surgeon should be able to supply you information on possible tx option. ...Read more

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What symptoms for throat cancer?

What symptoms for throat cancer?

Depends on site: There are multiple areas in the throat that may be affected by cancer and each site has different symptoms. The general symptoms include difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, pain in the throat, enlarged tonsils and in some cases first symptoms may be enlarged nodes due to mets. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/oral-and-throat-cancer/ds00349. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for throat cancer?

Many: Typical symptoms can include swallowing difficulty for mostly solids, weight loss, voice hoarseness, throat pain, fatigue, neck node enlargement, and can progress to occassionally choking or vomitting in advanced cases. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of throat cancer?

What are some of the symptoms of throat cancer?

Trouble with: Voice change; swallowing; breathing. Throat begins at yout tonsils, ends at the cricoid cartilage with the swallowing tube in the back, and the larynx, true voacl cors below, supraglottis above. The valecula lives in from of the epiglottis, behind the base of your tongue. The little doo-dad that hangs down, the uvual, is part of the soft palate. ...Read more

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

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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What are the illnesses which could give similar symptoms of throat cancer?

What are the illnesses which could give similar symptoms of throat cancer?

Yes, see below: An iron deficiency related entity "plummer wilson syndrome" can have symptoms similar to cancer. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/187341-overview. ...Read more

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What are some mild symptoms of throat cancer that you might not realize is throat cancer?

What are some mild symptoms of throat cancer that you might not realize is throat cancer?

Irritation, lump,hoa: Feeling of irritation or a lump in the throat may be missed and be attributed to sore throat. Depending on what you call :"throat" hoarseness may also be misinterpreted. ...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. Lynne Weixel
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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