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What Does Throat Cancer Look Like
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
Depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" cancer. 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
Well it feels like i do have throat cancer from starting smokin in january n stoping 3weeks ago could it just be the nictone withdrawls?
Can you gp be accurate if he gives you a exam looking in your throat and feeling around you havent got throat cancer what percent thanks dr?
Not complete: If you have risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use along with symptoms of lump sensation in throat, hoarseness, food sticking, soreness, bleeding, you should see an otolaryngologist to evaluate your throat with a flexible scope in the office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
36 years old difficulty sawllowing. Feels like something in throat all the time. No problem eating / drinking. No noted throat cancer or pulps in family history, alcholics in family, drink on weekends every weekend light beer, not a lot. Noticed difficult
See your doctor: Difficulty swallowing is always a serious symptom of something obstructing the pharynx or esophagus or stomach. It is not likely that social use of alcohol plays any role and i would be more interested in your smoking history. Your doctor needs to examine your mouth and throat, and may need to do a barium swallow x-ray or have an ENT doctor take a look down there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Most cancers of the head and neck are visible or can be felt with a thorough evaluation. Some are not, however these are the exception. A good examination will identify most cancers if they exist. See your ENT doc is you are concerned about cancer. Smoking and excessive alcohol ingestion are risk factors. The hpv virus has been linked to oropharyngeal cancers as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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