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Yellow Tongue 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 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
My husband is getting ready to do weeks of chemo/radiation for tongue/throat cancer. How can I help him prepare?
Love him: This is a time for communication between you, and with your physicians. There's no magic. Do what you can to keep him happy, respect him if he goes into his "cave" and doesn't want to talk at times, and consider a few days for a "second honeymoon". ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband is getting ready to do weeks of chemo/radiation for tongue/throat cancer. what can I do to help?
Support: Encourage nutrition & hydration. Keep him swallowing, as the more he does, the sooner and more likely he will get back to eating normally. Encourage him to not miss treatments; tumor cells grow back on missed days, especially in the most difficult last weeks of treatment. Watch out for fevers; report them to his docs. Stay patient; this can be very tough but he will hopefully come out cured. ...Read more
Have had chronic throat clearing that started after a cold 3 1/2 years ago,and now,for one week scratchy throat and yellow nasal mucus, throat cancer?
Symptoms. White patch on back of throat. Lump in right of neck. Severe headaches. Hurts to speak tongue hurts. And throat when open it. Throat cancer?
I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?
GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more
The throat is: A complex anatomic site that begins at the tonsils and ends at the cricopharygeus muscle. Between lives the glottis (voice box), and the muscles and structures separating the airway from the swallowing tube. The base of the tongue dead-ends into the vallecula, and the epiglottis lives behind it: it closes when we swallow; opens to breathe or speak. Smoking/alcohol and hpv virus can cause ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trouble with: Voice change; swallowing; breathing. Throat begins at yout tonsils, ends at the cricoid cartilage with the swallowing tube in the back, and the larynx, true voacl cors below, supraglottis above. The valecula lives in from of the epiglottis, behind the base of your tongue. The little doo-dad that hangs down, the uvual, is part of the soft palate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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