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What are the realistic chance of a 22 year old to get throat cancer? I have this minor ache in my throat only noticeable when I swallow hard

What are the realistic chance of a 22 year old to get throat cancer? I have this minor ache in my throat only noticeable when I swallow hard

Possible: Check it out anyway with your family doctor and perhaps with ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist as well -- do you smoke? ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Sore throat and feeling of swallowing mucas for three months, 34 year old female, non smoker, non drinker, Could this be throat cancer?

Sore throat and feeling of swallowing mucas for three months, 34 year old female, non smoker, non drinker, Could this be throat cancer?

Unlikely but check: Never say never but at your age with no history of smoking or drinking it is very unlikely. People from Southeast Asia are another group at higher risk.
Much more likely would be a sinus problem or allergy. In any case having put up with these uncomfortable symptoms for so long I think you deserve getting looked at and treated. ...Read more

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How common is throat cancer in 27 yr old female? Sore throat glands are swollen and lump feelig in throat with pain for 3 weeks! Hard to swallow too

How common is throat cancer in 27 yr old female? Sore throat glands are swollen and lump feelig in throat with pain for 3 weeks! Hard to swallow too

Most throat: Cancer was in the older, smoking, drinking population. Today the hpv assocaited throat cancers can be in younger, non smokers and non- drinkers. Get assessed by an otolaryngologist, . ...Read more

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Sore throat for 2 weeks, lump feeling when swallowing ent looked down throat with camera about a year ago and all was clear but worried throat cancer?

Sore throat for 2 weeks, lump feeling when swallowing ent looked down throat with camera about a year ago and all was clear but worried throat cancer?

No: Cancer of the throat, that is squamous cancer arises thru a process of premalignant changes. This is ususally seen as Leukoplakia or a white patch. Sometimes a superficial ulcer is noted but these take time to transform. If previous scope was neg. I would watch for remission or progression with nodes in neck which would require re exam. ...Read more

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Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat, cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?

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

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Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Phelgm in throat: You are young for throat cancer unless you chewed a lot of betel nuts. More likely you have sinusitis, allergies with phelgm could try Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps. May be indolent infection/ sinusitis like mycoplasma for whihc you need antibiotics. Since it is 3 weeks would get it checked out by urgent care/ doctor this week. ...Read more

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If ur throat is sore and it hurts to swallow does that mean u have throat cancer?

No: You're an adult now, and have a right to accurate information. Cancer usually announces itself as a painless mass, which is why it's so treacherous. If your throat is sore for more than a week or two, pr you think you might have strep or gonorrhea, get seen. Often this is due to reflux of stomch stuff at night without you realizing it. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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I'm 22 with sore throat how common is throat cancer the cause of sore throats?

I'm 22 with sore throat how common is throat cancer the cause of sore throats?

Uncommon: There is no reason to think of throat cancer at your age. You probably have a viral illness. ...Read more

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I'm 22 I woke up with a sore scratchy throat last 2 days whow likely is throat cancer possible? My sore throat gets better throughout the dsy

I'm 22 I woke up with a sore scratchy throat last 2 days whow likely is throat cancer possible? My sore throat gets better throughout the dsy

Throat: Sounds like you have pharyngitis, an infection. Throat cancer is practically unheard of in a person your age. If your throat isn't feeling better in a week, visit your doctor to assess for strep, but the likely cause is viral pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 22 year old get throat cancer?

Please tell me, could a 22 year old get throat cancer?

Uncommon, but possib: Throat cancer commonly affects adults but anyone of age bove 20 years can have any of the common cancers. ...Read more

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25 year old male, feeling of lump on base of throat. No sore throat, light cough. Drinker, not smoker. Chances of throat cancer?

25 year old male, feeling of lump on base of throat. No sore throat, light cough. Drinker, not smoker. Chances of throat cancer?

Possibly: A lesion of the base of the throat or base of tongue adjacent to epiglottis may be Ca of tongue. Biospy indicated. To reach that site surgically, if surgeon suspicious on exam if to use transhyoid pharyngotomy where hyoid is resected and base of tongue is immediately exposed for usually excisional bx. ...Read more

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Exactly how rare is throat cancer in a 22 year old I don't drink or smoke?

Exactly how rare is throat cancer in a 22 year old I don't drink or smoke?

Increasing recently.: Other than tobacco-smoking, hpv (human papilloma virus) is increasingly the cause of throat cancer.

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16, social smoker for 1 year, stopped for a while, had 1 yesterday, throats sore, feel a tightness in throat, ear and nose pain, could I have throat cancer?

16, social smoker for 1 year, stopped for a while, had 1 yesterday, throats sore, feel a tightness in throat, ear and nose pain, could I have throat cancer?

Smoking risk: As you know, smoking increases your risk of cancer and many other diseases and dysfynctions. However, it is very unlikely that you have cancer from smoking after being a light smoker for only one year. Your symptoms are most likely related to an infection such as a common cold. To reduce your risk of smoking related illnesses, you should stop smoking permanently. ...Read more

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How common is it for 27 f smoker to get throat cancer otherwise healthy feeling of something in throat no horseness or pain or difficulty swallowing?

How common is it for 27 f smoker to get throat cancer otherwise healthy feeling of something in throat no horseness or pain or difficulty swallowing?

Rarely: It would be very rare for 27 year old to have throat cancer it would be reasonable to see your doctor though to look for other causes. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks now. It's a sharp pain down around the center. What could it be? Throat cancer? I'm 20 and have smoked for 2 years.

I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks now. It's a sharp pain down around the center. What could it be? Throat cancer? I'm 20 and have smoked for 2 years.

Unlikely: It is unlikely cancer. Cancer usually not painful, until very late stages, allergies or gerd are more likely to cause persistent sore throat in your age group. Check with you doctor. If it is due to gerd, than in a long run in number of years it might cause esophageal cancer unless well controlled on medication. ...Read more

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Throat clearing for 2 years (started after cold) and slight sore throat on occasion, could this be throat cancer for this long without getting worse?

Throat clearing for 2 years (started after cold) and slight sore throat on occasion, could this be throat cancer for this long without getting worse?

Not likely, but: Since cancer worries are so hard to shake without facts - ask a dr to examine you and test if there is reason. Throat clearing can become a behavioral habit and that can maintain just enough irritation to perpetuate it even more strongly. A cbt therapist might help with the habit breaking. But do get a reassurance from a doctor so it stops gnawing on your mind. Best! ...Read more

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Can you die from throat cancer. May have been diegnosd with it in the last couple years. Someimptomes stay some come an go but now worse then ever. Bad swollen tonsels, sore on toung, excissiv runs throwing up, unbarable pain bad oder coming from body. C

Yes: You can die from throat cancer. If you've been treated with surgery, radiation and/or chemo, some of your symptoms may be due to the treatment. By all means see your cancer specialist. If you've not been treated, treatment is urgent. ...Read more

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My wife had an abnormal Pap smear result + hpv 18 diagnosis. Worried about throat cancer, and have a recurring ear ache. How do I get screened?

Exam for throat canc: Sorry to hear about your wife's diagnosis. You can be screened by a board certified ENT with an in office fiber optic scope to rule out any throat disorder. Hope this helps answer your question
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What are my chances of throat cancer I have a hoarse voice and im 22?

It depends/Low.: At your age you should not have a high chance of getting throat cancer. However, if you do a lot of drinking, smoking, and chew lots of tobacco, you could get it early, especially if you are susceptable. It usually is seeen at around 50 years of age. If your voice is hoarse from drinking, you would be well advised to drink a lot less and not binge drink. Otherwise see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 22 are my chances of throat cancer close to remote if I don't smoke or drink?

I'm 22 are my chances of throat cancer close to remote if I don't smoke or drink?

Little: At your age, with your good habits, you have very little cancer of getting oral cancer, don't worry. ...Read more

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Chronic sore throat, worried about throat cancer?

See your doctor: Chronic sore throat may be related to a number of reasons, including reflux (GERD) and allergies. You should see your doctor to see if you can be tested for these entities. If needed, your doctor can look in your throat or send you to ENT for endoscopy for direct visualization. If you have a strong smoking history, you are at higher risk of throat cancer than if you never smoked. ...Read more

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Can regular sore throat be a sign of throat cancer?

Can regular sore throat be a sign of throat cancer?

No: The pain of throat cancer will sneak up on you over weeks, and it will lack the symmetry of a regular sore throat. More important is to check a bad sore throat for streptococcus and get treated to prevent rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Does throat cancer feel like a regular sore throat?

Does throat cancer feel like a regular sore throat?

Yes and depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" cancer. "sore throat" symptoms can overlap anatomical sites. Different sites can have different issues. Difficulties in taste, dentition, chewing, w/ food types (solid, acidic, spicy, carbonated), reflux, ear pain, change in smell/taste can be seen. ...Read more

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If someone had throat cancer would the sore throat keep coming and going? Or would the sore throat feeling never go away?

If someone had throat cancer would the sore throat keep coming and going? Or would the sore throat feeling never go away?

No coming and going: Cancer of the throat is an area of the oral cavity separate from tongue and floor of mouth. It usually refers to oropharynx and below it the hypopharynx. When symptoms of a sore throat develop, this is a sign that the lesion has begun to ulcerate and this only progresses with possible bleeding and then metastasis to neck glands. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the voice box, the vocal cords, and other parts of the throat, such as the ...Read more