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Looking forward to going on a trip to the beach with friends this year. Already started getting in shape. Now i've been told I have larynx cancer. How can I explain to them how I got it?

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In brief: A variety of thing

Depending on your age, laryngeal cancer is usually squamous cell carcinoma.
Smoking, increased alcohol use, and even human papilloma viruses are implicated in causation. But, so is radiation in a few cases. In general, though, "cause" is not as easy to be sure about.

In brief: A variety of thing

Depending on your age, laryngeal cancer is usually squamous cell carcinoma.
Smoking, increased alcohol use, and even human papilloma viruses are implicated in causation. But, so is radiation in a few cases. In general, though, "cause" is not as easy to be sure about.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
If it is not squamous laryngeal cancer but one of the others, such as mucoepidermoid, it's dumb luck. I'm sorry. I hope it was caught early; good luck.
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