Throat Cancer

Throat cancer is often grouped into two categories:

  • Pharyngeal cancer – forms in the pharynx (the hollow tube that runs from behind your nose to the top of your windpipe)
  • Laryngeal cancer – forms in the larynx (your voice box)
Causes
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • A deficiency
  • To asbestos
  • Poor dental hygiene
Symptoms
  • A change in voice (hoarseness)
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Sore throat
  • Persistent cough(may cough up blood)
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Wheezing
  • Ear pain
throat cancer
Treatment
  • Surgery – if the tumor is small, surgical removal is done.
  • Radiation therapy – following the removal of the tumor, your doctor may recommend radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy.