Throat cancer types

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Avatar n tn I came across in a magizine at work about this also being linked to throat cancer and have been pretty worried ever since. I would think if I had HPV 16 my husband would have too, and I have been performing oral sex on him for years 7/8 years hundrends of times. I feel like my case is a little different than others about this topic bc I had abnormal cells "down there" so wouldnt there be a good chance i have them in my throat as well being exposed to it many times?
Avatar m tn Despite all the publicity in recent years about one HPV type (HPV 16) causing throat cancer, that remains a rare problem and even in people with oral HPV 16 infection, the large majority don't get cancer. Based on this question and the one you asked last month on the herpes expert forum, you seem somewhat overly concerned about STD transmission by mouth or through other non-sexual routes. Such infections are extremely rare if they occur at all. Don't worry about it.
Avatar f tn Anyway times have changed and now weve learnt that Michael Douglas had throat cancer from hpv and are a bit worried for ourselves. Can you explain his chances of developing this cancer and what we can do to be proactive about it, such as oral screenings. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Are there types of HPV that don't affect your genitals? I had a Papilloma removed from my tonsil and am worried about spreading it to my genitals, or to my boyfriend, neither of us have any signs of HPV other than the papilloma in my throat.
Avatar m tn I don't think headaches are a symptom of thyroid cancer. If you are really worried about thyroid cancer though see a doctor for a few tests. Thyroglobulin serum is elevated in the most common types of thyroid cancer. I have had both your symptoms due to magnesium deficiency. Might not be your reason but it is known magnesium levels in the body are lower in the afternoon.
1142320 tn?1261359451 One of them is at least twice the size of the other one and they are both inflamed, both types of antibiotics (one stronger then the other) did not work. my test came back negative for mono and strep. The only pain i recieved was at the beginning for 3 days and then the pain went away. But it hurt alot i could not talk or eat and i had huge body aches also. It happened the first night of my menstral cycle that month.
Avatar f tn He can have anal cancer, penile cancer, throat cancer.
Avatar f tn Gardesil, only protects you against two types of high risk HPV. These are types 16 and 18 and two types of low risk HPV which are types 6 and 11 (which cause genital warts). However, there are at least 14 total types that are considered high risk HPV types so that the vaccine does not cover all high risk types only the most common (70%) of them. It also doesn't protect against all genital wart types just the most common too. 2. Yes high risk types of HPV will cause cancer.
Avatar f tn Ive been reading about how HPV is linked to throat cancer and I am EXTREMEMLY worried and freaking out, (because of my pre-cancerous condition in the past.) I do not smoke or drink, so ive read thats a plus. So, my overall question is.....I had both dysplasia and warts. I thought low-risk HPV gave you warts and high-risk could give you cancer. Is there a type that produces both? or is it possible I have two strains of HPV? Should I be worried about throat cancer?
Avatar f tn At least a dozen types of HPV can sometimes lead to cancer, though two in particular (types 16 and 18) lead to the majority of cancer cases. These are called high-risk HPV. Cervical cancer is most commonly linked to HPV, but HPV can also cause cancer in your vulva, vagina, penis, anus, mouth, and throat. "There’s no cure for HPV. But there’s a lot you can do to keep HPV from having a negative impact on your health.
Avatar m tn I am wondering what the likelihood of having the infection in my throat or eyes as well. I do not have any symptoms in my eyes, but i have had what feels like congestion in my throat. I was treated with a shot and oral antibiotics. My question is - how does treatment differ for infections of genitals vs throat or eyes. If I am infected in my throat, do I need additional treatment? Thanks.
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 The average age of acquiring oral HPV 16 (the only type associated with throat cancer) is 20-30, but the average age at onset of throat cancer is 50-60. By contrast, most cervical cancer probably occurs within 10 years acquiring HPV. You can do the math. The issue of throat cancer with HPV isn't all that new; it's been an active area of research for a decade or so. Here are a couple threads about it: http://www.
Avatar f tn Mild cough, sore dry nose with some bleeding, post nasal drip, and scratchy throat and chest. Before I was diagnosed I was tested for a lump in throat feeling whenever I drank something. I got a barrium swallow and it was normal so i assumed it was an anxiety issue, Then after I got the pneumonia i saw something on the internet about aspiration pneumonia and it scared me because I still feel lump in throat and nausea at times. Could I have aspirated something into my lungs?
Avatar n tn Over 90% of external genital warts are due to HPV types 6 and 11, and most of the others also are caused by "low risk" types -- i.e., HPV strains that rarely if ever cause cancer. Your wart virus infection does not risk malignancy in your partners. Of course you might well have had a high risk infection at one time or another, since HPV 16, 18, and other high risk types are the most common overall types among the 85% of the poplulation that gets HPV.
1721389 tn?1309564443 actually you aren't likely to have 13 different types of hpv. I'm guessing your test results returned with 13 different types of hpv listed which means that it didn't specifically differentiate which type it was , only that you have high risk hpv of which those 13 different types are considered high risk. hope that helps you better understand your test results! could you have hpv orally? You could but we don't have any commercially available tests to test for it.
Avatar f tn In terms of the types of HPV that can cause throat cancer, does anyone know what the approximate clearance rate is in men? Most of the studies I've looked into just talk about the clearance rate over a relatively short period of time, such as 6 months or a year. But I'm wanting to know what percentage of men clear these types of HPV on their own at some point in their lives, whether it be 6 months, 5 years, 10 years, etc.
Avatar m tn However, you could be immunized with Gardasil, which will prevent the 2 most common types of cancer-causing HPV (HPV-16 and 18) and the types that cause 90% of genital warts (types 6 and 11). To your specific questions: 1) Kissing carries no known risk for the genital HPV types, including HPV-16. 2) This hasn't been well studied, but the chance she had oral HPV-16 probably is under 5%. 3) HPV-16 and other cancer-causing HPV types generally clear within 2 years.
Avatar m tn s your risk of getting it in the neck is very small, let us then reverse it and say that there are very many who have it then means of course the risk that get it in the neck or getting cancer of the throat is very small in relation to how common HPV is, we have found that many people who get cancer of the throat has HPV, it's a big difference to come up with how many people have oral sex who gets cancer, as I said, oral cancers linked to oral sex, oral sex, but can hardly be said to be link
Avatar m tn m guessing is warts in my throat which is leaving terrified of getting throat cancer and that throat warts are complicated. I don't eat nor do I sleep, all I want in life is a nice family but who would date someone with this disease, what can I do?
Avatar f tn The thing to remember about HPV is that the large majority of infections clear up and then cause no future problem. This is true for even the types most likely to progress to cancer, like HPV-16 -- but even with these, almost all cases clear up and do not in fact cause cancer. HPV DNA may persist, but that's not the same as an active infection. Oral or throat cancer has been increasing in recent years, perhaps because of higher rates of oral sex in the population.
Avatar m tn You have no worries about oral cancer. First, the HPV types (primairly HPV -6 and -11) that cause warts are different from the one (HPV-16) associated with thoat cancer. Second, despite all the news reports about oral/throat cancer related to HPV, it amounts to only about 6,000 cases per year in the entire country -- a very rare cancer! In 30+ years in a busy STD clinic, I never once saw a patient with oral HPV the he or she caught from his or her own genital infection.
Avatar m tn In my case, being diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer, the radioactive iodine was not effective either. Just know that almost all thyroid cancer is highly treatable, and curable. I was diagnosed with stage 4 medullary in 1994 with mets to bones and organs, and given 2 months to 2 years to live. I have had alot of surgeries, and a lot of treatments, but I'm still here, and you will be too.
Avatar m tn It is found in the mouth/throat of about 7-14% of sexually active adults and causes mouth/throat cancer. The vaccine does not prevent transmission of the virus and it does not treat the virus that is already acquired. It greatly reduces the chance of catching the strains of the virus most likely to cause cancer if given before exposure. HPV is spread through oral sex. It is found in the mouth/throat of about 7-14% of sexually active adults and causes mouth/throat cancer.
Avatar m tn The high risk HPV types, like HPV-16 and others, progress to cancer in well under one of every 1,000 infected persons -- maybe only one in hundreds of thousands. And when that happens, it's typically 20-50 years later. Look at it this way: every year in the US there are hundreds of thousands (maybe millions?) of men new infections with the high-risk, cancer-causing strains of HPV. But how many cases are there each year of penile or oral cancer?