Throat cancer testing

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Avatar m tn im worried about cancer all the time as i lost a friend through it!!! can my bloods rule out cancer of the throat??
Avatar n tn i had the thyroid removed after cancer diagnosis last year,been having some throat issues lately, had an ulrtasound that revieled a cyst,is it possible the cancer has returned? I am schedualed for further tests next week.
Avatar f tn I went to see an ENT and he did a scope (went in through the nose and looked down at the throat), I had a CT of the throat, and an Ultrasound of my thryroid and a Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow). There was nothing he could see from the scoping, the CT came back negative, the Barium swallow showed mild to moderate acid reflux, and the ultrasound showed nodules (which the doc said was nothing to worry about). All in all everything that was done did not show any type of mass or obstruction.
Avatar n tn Is it possible I have some viral infection from the HPV in my throat, possibly cancer? Would symptoms appear that quickly? Should I go to an OBGYN or an MD to check this out? And what tests should I get done (std testing, tests for hyper-/hypo thyroidism, cancer screening)?
Avatar m tn Given my smoking history and fact I have young kids I am very concerned about Lung cancer and want to know how hard I should push for additional testing (PET CT, etc) given my symptoms when I see my Doctor for follow up check up next week. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn t know how long after exposure it would take for a new HPV infection of the mouth or throat to show up on testing; it might be several months. You probably can find online sources for such testing, but for these reasons I cannot recommend them. The only HPV type to be concerned about is HPV-16, which the only strain known to be associated with increased risk of later throat cancer.
Avatar f tn I have suggested he insists his doc gets his throat swabbed as my dad had throat cancer and started similar symptoms. He is having chest xray . His mum died of oesophagus cancer. When he coughs he gets relief when food comes up and he has vomited a couple times. His doc now given him GERD tablets and she tried him on steroid puffer which either tmt has worked. What would you suggest.
Avatar n tn 2- I tested negative 13 weeks after the incident, do you think it is confirm (during last 5 month I had sore throat and two days fever diarrhea and some headache nothing else of the HIV symptoms - I mean as what usually happening to me from time to time). 3- are the people who tested positive in the rare cases after six months are the people who are on drugs and who is taking medicine constantly such as the cancer patients and the people with some specific illness ?
Avatar f tn My sister had thyroid cancer, niece has goiter, aunt died of throat cancer and brother has throat cancer. I just had blood work because suddenly in June I developed a temple pressure headache. The doctor put me on 25 mg of topamax and I had already been on Prozax 20 mg for 12 years. My eyes, nose, and everything else is dry to the point of I had to rush to the eye doctor (had extremely dry eye), nose sores that bleed, and now my hair is falling out.
Avatar n tn Did they say the undectable was a negative result? If so your more than likely fine... I had a rna pcr test taken yesterday and I have to wait for result. . But experts are saying 3 month window is rare nowadays due to technology that we have... Dr. HHH says 4 week (28) is conclusive... or what I've read his posts... I'm very said aswell I said sex with a massage worker unprotected and 32 days larer I'm having a mild sore throat. ..
Avatar m tn Hi. The kind of cancer screening procedures a 46 year old person should undergo depends on his sex, any previous personal history of cancer, the types of cancer the person's family has, and the presence of specific genetic syndromes in the family. For men, baseline screening for prostate cancer should be done at age 40 using both digital rectal examination (DRE) to feel for any overt masses, and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), which is a blood test. An initial PSA value of at least 0.
Avatar f tn Cancer runs in my family, as my Grandmother did have Throat cancer and is currently battling Lung Cancer. Her major symptom when she learned she had throat cancer was a sore throat every day. My throat does not hurt everyday, but it seems I just can't shake this out of my system. We have had a pretty cold and snowy winter, so maybe that has something to do with it. I am concerned as I am only 23 going on 24.
Avatar m tn Ive seen people on this forum talk about warts in their mouth. Also, the alarming increase rate of oral and throat cancer related to HPV is something to take under consideration. I understand that Dr. H says he has not seen a single case, that does not mean it does not happen. I take the Doctors advice with a grain of salt. However , doing all those things you mentioned are a very good way of keeping healthy to clear the virus.
Avatar n tn Yes, Mandy, that is a possibility. Oral chlamydia is uncommon, but yes its a possibility. He would need to be tested and treated. Amazona - That's true, but that is a very rare cancer, as stated in the article. In the US, I think there are only about 40,000 diagnosed with this each year, and they are guessing that 10,000 of those are from oral HPV. I know some of this stuff is scary, but its important to keep it in perspective.
200198 tn?1259887597 I am so afraid it is throat cancer or something. does anyone know if dehydration can make your throat feel that way.
Avatar n tn I have looked up pictures of strep throat and of oral cancer and it looks like cancer. I am scared that I have contracted hpv and now am developing orpharyngeal cancer. I also read about hiv causing most of oral problems and I was tested in March and came back negative. I also tested myself with an in home kit last month and it was negative. My question is what do I need to do in my next step? Go to a gyno? Ask for std testing? See an ent doc? See a cancer specialist? Get a shot for hpv?
Avatar m tn When certain types of cancer are present, CEA may be produced by the cancer cells. CEA may then be detected in blood, but it will not indicate which kind of cancer is present. CEA is often used to monitor patients with cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract such as colorectal cancer.
Avatar m tn s stating that straight men have little cancer risk from HPV. However, there has a been a lot of press about straight men getting throat cancer as a result of HPV (I presume from having oral with females who are infected). I just wanted further clarification.
Avatar m tn Diagnosis is the hardest thing, but remember, thyroid cancer is almost 100% curable. As a sibling, you should also be tested, after I found my cancer, my sister was tested and had the same, another sister is being watched.
Avatar m tn No reason to think they are hpv related either. Oral hpv typically presents differently and not on the tonsilar region. throat cancer at your age is also very low risk and not likely. definitely follow up with the ENT specialist if things aren't better by next week. as for your genital pain, it seems to be more random than constant and odds are it's not a std going on either at this point. should it get worse, see your provider for further testing.
Avatar f tn My uppet chest hurts I can't sleep at night because of acid coming up.img have a not in my throat feel like I can't swallow,is it becoming throat cancer,please can you answer me, thank you.
331673 tn?1199354285 I was given a choice to either quit smoking and hope that we were early enough to have caught it, and hope that my throat repairs itself, or end up with throat cancer and all that goes with it. I quit smoking. My following check ups have been all good. I am LUCKY, because I didnt wait, I have lost to many friends and family to cancer, (on my husbands side even non smokers). So please dont wait, get to a Doctor. I may not be here today if I didnt Jump to it.