About Throat Cancer

Throat cancer refers to cancer tumors that develop in your throat, voice box or your tonsils. Your throat is a tube that begins behind your nose and ends in your neck. Your voice box sits just below your throat and is also  related to throat cancer. The voice box is made of cartilage and contains the vocal cords that vibrate to make sound when you talk. Throat cancer can also affect the piece of cartilage that acts as a lid for your windpipe. Tonsil cancer, another form of throat cancer, affects the tonsils, which are located on the back of the throat.


Common throat cancer symptoms may include:

  • Changes in your voice.
  • Sore throat.
  • Unexplainable weight loss.
  • Swelling of the eyes, jaw, throat or neck.
  • Bleeding in the mouth or through the nose.
  • Difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia.

Possible Causes

  • Smoking tobacco
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • A diet low in fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking maté, a stimulant drink common in South America
  • Chewing betel quid, a stimulant commonly used in parts of Asia
  • Being infected with human papillomavirus

Cancer Growth

Stages of Throat Cancer

  • We stage throat cancer using The American Joint Committee on Cancer’s system.
    • Metastasis refers to whether cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Some people with cancer may want to know the survival rates for their type of cancer. Others may not find the numbers helpful, or may even not want to know them. If you do not want to know the survival rates for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers.y


Because throat cancer and its treatment often affect breathing, hearing, talking. Dental experts design and place highly specialized implants. Surgeons and oncologists work closely with experts in the Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology who have special expertise in restoring speech and swallowing after throat surgery. Radiation sickness is illness and symptoms  from excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. The treatment of disease by the use of chemical stuff , especially the treatment of cancer by cytotoxic and other drugs. a diminution of the seriousness or intensity of disease or pain a temporary recovery.

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