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Throat Cancer

Throat cancer is the type of cancer which occurs in the voice box, vocal cords and other parts of the throat like oropharynx and tonsils. Throat cancer can be categorized into two categories based on its location:

  • Pharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer

In comparison to other cancers throat cancer is relatively uncommon.

Types of throat cancer:

Our doctor has to identify the specific type of cancer to determine the most effective treatment plan for you.

Two most common types of throat cancer are:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma: This type of the cancer affects the squamous cells which are present in the lining of the throat.
  • Adenocarcinoma: This type is rare and it affects the glandular cells. Throat cancer can be of two main categories, one is the pharyngeal cancer which develops in the pharynx and another being the laryngeal cancer which form in the larynx or voice box.

Signs and Symptoms of Throat Cancer:

In the early stages of throat cancer, it can be difficult to detect it. Most common signs and symptoms include:

  • Change in the voice
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Sore throat
  • Need to constant clear the throat
  • Wheezing
  • Hoarseness

Make an appointment with us if you are experiencing any of these symptoms and they do not improve after two to three weeks.

Cause for Throat Cancer:

Men more than women are more likely to develop throat cancer. Lifestyle habits can increase the risk of developing throat cancer, which includes:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Genetic syndromes
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus Infection)

Treatment for Throat Cancer:

During your appointment at Dr Neetu Modgil, our doctor will first ask you about your symptoms and medical history. If you are experiencing any symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat and persistent cough with no sign of improvement, our doctor will perform a direct or an indirect laryngoscopy.

A laryngoscopy can give our doctor a closer view of the throat, if the result of the rest comes abnormal then tissue sample from your throat will be done. Our doctor might recommend you with one the following type of biopsies:

  • Conventional biopsy
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Endoscopic biopsy

In order to find out the staging of your cancerous cell our doctor will use a variety of tests such as MRI, PET scan. CT scan, barium swallow and chest X-ray.

Throat cancer treatment option includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The method of treatment recommended by our doctor will totally depend on the extent of your disease and your overall health. After throat cancer treatment some people require additional therapy to relearn how to speak.

Throat cancer have a high rate of survival if it is diagnosed early. If you are experiencing any symptoms contact us immediately.

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