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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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Where are cancerous tumors usually found with throat cancer?

Where are cancerous tumors usually found with throat cancer?

Vague question: "throat cancer" is a vague layman's term which can encompass many different problems. In general, most head and neck "throat cancers" are squamous cell cancers, which are commonly associated with smoking, drinking and hpv infection. They can occur anywhere there is squamous mucosa: tongue, tonsil, palate, throat, larynx, etc. See you ENT for an exam or screening. ...Read more

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How can you test for throat cancer or tumors?

How can you test for throat cancer or tumors?

Throat cancer: First see ENT. MD can check mucosal surfaces, do endoscopy, feel for lymph nodes. if any findings, biopsy and imaging studies indicated, i.e. CT, MRI, US ...Read more

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Does anyone know how they test for throat cancer, throat tumors?

Does anyone know how they test for throat cancer, throat tumors?

Biopsy/histopath.: The patient will typically undergo a needle biopsy of this lesion, and when histopathologic information is available, a multidisciplinary discussion of the optimal treatment strategy will be undertaken. ...Read more

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Sir, I have taken radiotherapy for my throat cancer. Now I am free of that tumor. Is there any possibility that it be seems in any other body part ?

Sir, I have taken radiotherapy for my throat cancer. Now I am free of that tumor. Is there any possibility that it be seems in any other body part ?

Glad got cured: Congratulation now free of tumor , now you have to continue the check ups, always there is a chance of developing second primary cancer , fortunately the incidence is not that high. Good luck ( stop smoking if you did ). ...Read more

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My friends uncle had throat cancer (tumor) spread to lungs and blood according to doctors and say survival is impossible, what options does he have?

My friends uncle had throat cancer  (tumor) spread to lungs and blood according to doctors and say survival is impossible, what options does he have?

End of Life: Cancer that has spread to multiple organs with distant metastasis is regrettably, an extremely poor prognosis. The best option is to ask your doctor to enlist the services of hospice. The inter disciplinary team will not only attend to his physical needs for comfort through a doctor and nurse, but also address his nutrition and spiritual needs as well. My prayers are with you for peace. ...Read more

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If someone just found out that they have throat cancer and must go under surgery the next day how bad is it?

If someone just found out that they have throat cancer and must go under surgery the next day how bad is it?

Depends where: Modern surgical techniques and advances in the operating room over the last decades has vastly improved. Although the operation may be small or larger be sure you choose a surgeon who has done many of the operations that he is proposing for you. ...Read more

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If u had throat cancer systems u would know by 2 months ??

If u had throat cancer systems u would know by 2 months ??

Not necessarily: Throat cancer can take years to develop Risk factors include smoking, drinking and oral sex If your worried see a specialist ENT for exam ...Read more

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