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What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer ?

What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer ?

Why do you ask?: You're self-diagnosed as having a 'vitamin deficiency' as well. Are you being cared for by an evidence-based practitioner? If so, you need to report any mass in the throat, difficulty swallowing, discolored area, weight loss, or unexplained cough. If not, these are the most concerning symptoms. If you are a smoker, please try to stop. ...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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What are the symptoms of throat or lung cancer?

Throat ;lung cancer: The early symptoms of lung cancer may be a slight cough or shortness of breath, depending on which part of the lung is affected. A.S the cancer develops, these symptoms may become more severe or intense. Like many other types of cancer, lung cancer may also cause systemic symptoms, like a loss of appetite or general fatigue. Throat cancer symptoms: pain in your ear. Sore throat that won't go away. Losing weight for no reason. If swallowing is not easy. When the throat bleeds. These are all symptoms of throat cancer. ...Read more

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Does lung cancer include throat congestion as a symptom?

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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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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What is the avg age of throat or lung cancer? Can you get this at 38 or would it be at a later age?

What is the avg age of throat or lung cancer? Can you get this at 38 or would it be at a later age?

Yes: The median age for lung ca is 72. This not the avg. It the point where 1/2 are younger and 1/2 are older. The risk of lung ca in 30's is 1.3%. The median age for laryngeal ca is 63. However the number of patients developing. Ca really spikes up at 45 yrs and older. So lung ca at 38 fairly unlikely but laryngeal ca is possible. ...Read more

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Could clearing the throat too often be a sign of lung cancer?

Probably not: Throat clearing is often due to irritation from drainage from the nose or sinus region or reflux of acid from the stomach. ...Read more

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28 yrs old smoked 1/2 pack a day for 12 yrs and quit 1 year ago what's the likelihood of me getting oral,throat and lung cancer?

28 yrs old smoked 1/2 pack a day for 12 yrs and quit 1 year ago what's the likelihood of me getting oral,throat and lung cancer?

Minimal risk: You are to be congratulated for quitting to smoke and staying off of them for rest of your life. I expect you to have no significant increase in risk of Cancer as long as you adopt a healthy lifestyle: No smoking, minimal or no alcohol use, eat healthy and keep your weight under control and exercise/walking daily to stay fit and avoid overeating and over weight. ...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. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more