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Throat Cancer Cough
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
Hydrate: Ensure good clear liquid intake, avoid irritants to both pharynx & esophagus like alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, carbonated beverages, dairy. Guaifenesin in liquid or pill form can thin mucus. Natural lozenges, ginger can help & also some spices can decrease mucus balanced by irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: The most common etiology of hemoptysis, coughing blood, is bronchitis. But, malignancy, including in the throat, lung, etc., is another possibility. So, hemoptysis always requires a work-up to rule out malignancy. See your doctor if you are experiencing hemoptysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm worried about cancer. Specifically throat cancer. I don't smoke and doc says throat looks find but cough sometimes and chronic clear throat?
Not cancer: Other than for malignant tumors of minor salivary glands within oral cavity, almost all malignancies are squamous cell in origin. Cough is not one of the complaints. Rather it is an ulcerating lesion that does not heal and may bleed with eventual spread to cervical nodes. Most cancers are from combo smoking and drinking however oral exposure to HPV may induce development of a malignant lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is there a cough with throat cancer? Is it possible to get throat cancer at 25. I smoked hookah a lot for a year. I have never had sex so no hpv.
This is risky: I am glad you are waiting for real love. Please stop the hookah stuff. It is flirting with a very dangerous addiction. A Chronic cough needs to be evaluated by a physician. Throat cancer is unlikely but there is a lot else to worry about. You are fortunate to live in a free country. Don't let tobacco enslave you. ...Read more
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
Im 20 years old and I have a persistent cough and I'm healthy. Is this throat cancer or severe?No sore throat buthaveto clear throat everyonceinawhile
Sides of throat hurt whn i touch or turn my head no pain swallowing or cough. Jst started ths mornin? No fever lymphoma? Throat cancer? Thyroid normal
I have a lump near my right tonsil and one on my larynx.i have little red sores on my throat and mild cough as well.im 17.could it be throat cancer?
Red sores in throat: Throat cancer is very unlikely to be the cause of these symptoms. Long-term smokers have an increased risk of throat cancer, but even if you smoke, it would be unusual for this to occur at age 17. The best protection against throat cancer is to never smoke. In the meantime, the redness and lump and cough you describe sound much more like a viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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