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What throat disorders occur most commonly in older people?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Adults and older people get fewer throat infections than children. However, they are more likely to get throat disorders, such as gonorrhea, from sexual contact. Older people are also more likely to get throat cancer. This may be due to genetics or because older people are more likely to have been affected by cigarette smoke.

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