July 29, 2016
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Larynx Cancer (cont.)

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Is it possible to prevent throat cancer?

Although general throat cancer screening is not available, those individuals that are at higher risk for throat cancer may need to see their physicians if any signs and symptoms raise suspicion of throat cancer. Consequently, those who are at increased risk such as individuals who smoke or who may have been exposed to HPV, asbestos, nickel, or sulfuric acid fumes are at higher risk. Avoiding such risky situations can reduce the risk of throat cancer but there is no guarantee that it can be prevented. However, one excellent way to reduce the cancer risk is to have young men and women vaccinated against HPV.

REFERENCES:

"Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer." American Cancer Society. Feb. 17, 2016.

"Throat Cancer." M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. 2015.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/larynx_cancer/article.htm

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