Does Strep Throat Can Cause Throat Cancer?
Tonight my doctor wanted to ask if strep throat can cause cancer
Hello, good morning Haridafitri ...
Sore throat is an inflammatory condition in the back of the throat (pharynx), with symptoms such as: throat feels hot / painful / sandy, itchy throat, cough, difficulty swallowing, sometimes accompanied by fever, lethargy, hoarseness, etc. The more common condition is acute pharyngitis, where the symptoms usually improve in less than 10 days. Whereas in chronic pharyngitis the symptoms do not go away after 10 days or occur repeatedly. Causes of chronic pharyngitis include:
cigarette smoke or air pollution in the environment (for example motor vehicle fumes) allergic infection of stomach acid disease, where there is an increase in stomach acid from the stomach to the esophagus and throat due to the malfunction of a valve that separates the lower part of the esophagus with the upper part of the stomach. throat cancer (rare)
Throat cancer has symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, sore throat, shortness of breath, chronic coughing, hoarseness or changes in voice, a lump in the throat, a lump in the neck, bleeding from the mouth or nose, and weight loss drastically without any cause clear. The cause of throat cancer is a genetic mutation factor (abnormalities in the material making up genes). Some things that increase the risk of throat cancer include:
smoking excessive alcohol consumption HPV virus infection (Human Papilloma Virus0 which is included in sexually transmitted infections lack of consumption of fruit and vegetables of stomach acid disease
Chronic pharyngitis and acute pharyngitis are not mentioned to cause throat cancer. However, based on what has been mentioned above, throat cancer can actually cause symptoms of chronic sore throat. If you or any of your relatives have chronic or recurrent sore throat, don't hesitate to check with an ENT specialist to ascertain the cause.
That's all, hope it helps.