Is it possible to develop HPV throat cancer in a year? I have an itchy throat with some throat pain. I am very worried that I will die.
Yes. Oralcontact with HPV is not uncommon as a sexually transmitted virus. The H&N is an increasing site for lesions related to the virus to develop. Within a 2 yr. period of time if lesion does not develop the virus is frequently eliminated. Oral exam is the best way to define a lesion. Such squamous lesions are sensitive to RT and chemo. Itchy throat more likely inflammatory.
I have throat pain that comes for some days and then goes for weeks and again reoccurs. Is it throat cancer? No alchol, no smoking, HPV -ve, have GERD
See your doctor... For a diagnosis, you will need to be examined. Your symptoms can be caused by many things (allergies, viral pharyngitis, reflux, etc). Nobody can tell you over the internet if you have cancer... although I would say that at your age and low risk factors you mentioned it seems less likely than other causes. Read more...
Throat pain and itchiness, joint pain, night sweats, fatigue. Do I have the flu? Or something more serious such as throat cancer? It's been 6 days.
Flu. Are those the choices in your mind? flu or throat cancer (in a 24 year old)? do you have history of anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder? why would you think "throat cancer"? and how would throat cancer cause joint pain? sounds like the flu. Stay well hydrated, rest, treat symptoms supportively, and stop all alcohol and tobacco use. If not improving in 2-3 days, will need medical attention. Read more...