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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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Please advise if it's normal to be hoarse after having throat cancer?

Please advise if it's normal to be hoarse after having throat cancer?

Possible : Depending on where in the throat the cancer was, the cancer itself or the treatment could result in hoarseness. It's important to follow up with your ENT doctor or head and neck surgeon as directed. ...Read more

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If someone has throat cancer that pushes on there vocal chords, once the cancer is home will their vocal chords heal back to normal? Or will that permenently affect their vocal chords?

If someone has throat cancer that pushes on there vocal chords, once the cancer is home will their vocal chords heal back to normal? Or will that permenently affect their vocal chords?

Depends: If it is "pushing" on the vocal cores, there is a good chance that function should return. If it involves the nerves or is invading the cords, it may not. Also the treatment- surgery or radiation, may eradicate the tumor but damage the chord in the same spot. ...Read more

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Can you only get throat cancer hpv from oral sex or could it be from just normal sex?

Can you only get throat cancer hpv from oral sex or could it be from just normal sex?

Oral sex: HPV is transmitted sexually for the most part. The virus tends to locate in the mucosal layer of the foreskin of the penis. For here it is transmitted to the vagina where it can be passed to another male or with oral sex the virus is then relocated to the oral cavity where it can reduce the oral form of HPV squamous Ca. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have minimal mucus in throat. 1 year post throat cancer and radiation therapy? Did the radiation cause the mucus?

Is it normal to have minimal mucus in throat.  1 year post throat cancer and radiation therapy?  Did the radiation cause the mucus?

Yes: Radiation therapy can cause dry mouth resulting in thick mucous secretions. Talk to your radiation doctor if a medicine to increase saliva production, mouth rinses, or possibly even accupuncture could help. ...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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What can result from throat cancer?

What can result from throat cancer?

Hope for a cure: Locally, the disease may kill by invading a large vein, becoming infected, or making swallowing so difficult that malnutrition results. This is the 21st century and while we cannot cure all throat cancers, everyone can hope for good supportive care, and should it be necessary, humane comfort measures at the end. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sweetner give you throat cancer?

Can sweetner give you throat cancer?

Depends: What type of sweetener are you referring to? Honey? Artificial sweetener? Throat cancer is more commonly associated with alcohol and smoking…. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Prostate Specific Antigen (Definition)

Psa is a protein made in the prostate gland that functions to liquefy sperm. It is a serine protease made by both normal and malignant prostate glands. Commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, the psa test is widely used to detect which men would benefit from a prostate biopsy as well as detect cancer recurrence in men who have been ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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