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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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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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Throat cancer at age 20? I can feel a very tiny bump with my tongue on the right side near the uvula i also have acid reflux

Throat cancer at age 20? I can feel a very tiny bump with my tongue  on the right side near the uvula i also have acid reflux

Tongue papilla?: Everybody has a bunch of circumvallate papillae on the back of the tongue. Occasionally one is big. A cancer is obviously abnormal before it becomes really dangerous. For acid reflux, try getting really physically fit and elevating the head of your bed on cinder blocks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have throat cancer at the age of 18?

Is it possible to have throat cancer at the age of 18?

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

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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

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If you are a light smoker for a year could u get throat cancer? And also 16 years of age?

If you are a light smoker for a year could u get throat cancer? And also 16 years of age?

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

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What are the chances of getting throat cancer at 17? And what's the most common cancer to affect at this age

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

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What is most common cause of hoarseness in someone my age? How likely is throat cancer the cause?

What is most common cause of hoarseness in someone my age? How likely is throat cancer the cause?

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

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Is throat cancer bad?

Is throat cancer bad?

Not necessarily.: Throat cancer usually is curable with radiation therapy (and sometimes chemo at the same time, occasionally surgery). It is important to be treated at a large cancer center with experience treating throat cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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