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Throat Cancer Age
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not likely: It's not impossible, but highly unlikely. There are few juvenile cancers that affect the throat but get checked out by a throat specialist if there are persistent concerns. ...Read more
30yo female. I've had the feeling of lump in my throat for months. Doctor said no lump there. Is throat cancer possible at my age? Terrified.
Wait to worry: Since your doctor has checked you to be free of any mass/growth, this should be reassuring. If this persists, a more detailed examination with X-rays can be done but your doctor is the best guide. Unless something is found in your throat, there is no reason to be terrified. Cancer of the throat is uncommon in younger age folks(under 50 years of age) like you. ...Read more
No: that would be highly unusual, and pretty close to impossible. However, there are other causes of cancer in any part of the body including the throat. Lymphoma can occur there, and have really nothing to do with smoking or other known risk factors. You don't say why you are concerned, but you need to present those symptoms to your doctor. If it is hoarseness, that is common, and goes away. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting throat cancer at 17? And what's the most common cancer to affect at this age
Very slim: Throat cancer usually occurs in much older people, often because of longstanding smoking, alcohol use, and, at times, chronic infection with the hpv virus. Although people your age do not frequently develop cancer, the most common types are leukemia and lymphoma (such as hodgkin's disease), bone cancers, some brain cancers, testicular cancers, and skin cancer (melanoma). ...Read more
Infection and other: Throat infection and other irritation i.e. Smoking , reflux disease- are the most common causes of hoarseness for someone in your age. Although, oral cancer is more and more commonly found at younger age- 30's- but it is still not very common at your age compared to the infection and other irritation. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting HPV throat cancer? I am 24 and sexually active with my bf. What are the chances of clearance in my age group?
I've had my question answered except one part what are the realistic chances of throat cancer in 20s?
Not too high: Chances of having throat cancer are not too high unless you are a smoker. Smoking greatly increases the risk of cancer. If you don't smoke & have acid reflux (you may not even know you have it) it can lead to barrett's esophagus, which is a precancerous condition. However, only about 1% of barretts will progress to cancer. Keep in mind, cancer risks do not always follow stats. See dr if concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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