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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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My husband is getting ready to do weeks of chemo/radiation for tongue/throat cancer. How can I help him prepare?

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

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Throat cancer at age 20? I can feel a very tiny bump with my tongue on the right side near the uvula i also have acid reflux

Throat cancer at age 20? I can feel a very tiny bump with my tongue  on the right side near the uvula i also have acid reflux

Tongue papilla?: Everybody has a bunch of circumvallate papillae on the back of the tongue. Occasionally one is big. A cancer is obviously abnormal before it becomes really dangerous. For acid reflux, try getting really physically fit and elevating the head of your bed on cinder blocks. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

If you must ask...: Get it seen by an otolaryngologist. There are many other possible causes, some serious, some not. But you owe it to yourself to get an answer. ...Read more

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How ofen should barrrets e be biopsied if there is no displasia but have a family history of throat cancer.

How ofen should barrrets e be biopsied if there is no displasia but have a family history of throat cancer.

Barrets ulcer: In the lower end of esophagus is a dysplasia , normal squamus epithelium is replaced by columnar epithelium , if untreated will turn to malignant transformation , incidence increases with time if it is not healing with medications with in a year most of the doctors will advise anti reflux procedure as it has over all incidence of malignancy 15 % to 20 % , considered as a pre malignant lesion. ...Read more

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Can I have throat cancer at age 14?

Can I have throat cancer at age 14?

Throat cancer: Unlikely at your age, but if you are having a problem and it has lasted longer than 10 days, you should see your dentist, an oral surgeon or an ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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What can result from throat cancer?

What can result from throat cancer?

Hope for a cure: Locally, the disease may kill by invading a large vein, becoming infected, or making swallowing so difficult that malnutrition results. This is the 21st century and while we cannot cure all throat cancers, everyone can hope for good supportive care, and should it be necessary, humane comfort measures at the end. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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