Throat Cancer: Can This Be Genetic?
Cancer is a plague which has been around since as far back as we can remember, only that the technology at previous era were not enough to detect this malady. The symptoms also can be likened to various other infections and diseases, producing misconceptions and wrong diagnoses and treatment that led to past mortality. However, advancement in technology has aided immensely in exposing the mechanism and the occurrences of cancer in the human body.
Throat cancer, like every other cancer is fatal and takes localization in the nasopharynx where it alters the genetic makeup of throat cells and begins to multiply at an exponential rate against the normal bodily functions. The Epstein Barr virus has been tagged as a possible causative agent as it is known to infect and invade the DNA cells in the throat; however, the body immune system easily inhibits the activities of this virus and destroys it so causes are still uncertain.
Nasopharyngeal (throat) cancer is widely spread across the world in parts of North Africa, North America and Asia. No race is seen to be immune to this disease as it has been diagnosed in the Whites, Africans, and Hispanics.
This disease has had an increased number of death tolls over the years but with the advancement in medical technology certain preventive measures have been initiated especially at the early stages of its circle. Diagnosis can be done by biopsy or use of imagery such as x-rays and CT scanning.
The argument of ung thư vòm họng being genetic is affirmative. Throat cancer begins with the alteration of the DNA and if the affected person has a child there is every possibility of passing the genetic makeup to the offspring and this may or may not surface much later in the future. It is pretty dicey but yes, it can be passed down to the next generation.